Nettle is starting to come up in a lot of parts. Here are some terrific recipes using your fresh foraged nettle, with arborio rice in Riso alle Erbacce to Nettle Pesto Balls and Nettle Beer, oh yes you hear me right! Nettle Jelly, Nettle Soup, anyone? There's a recipe for Battersea Nettle Beer for you brewmasters out there. Read on, dear readers....
The Weed One on Flickr has this recipe for Riso alle Erbacce pictured left. This would be a great use for your fresh spring nettles.
Or how about this post from First Time Foragers: Recipes and Stories for Beginners for a fantastic
Stinging Nettle Soup recipe.
Here's one for Nettle Jelly from jam-making.com
Newsflash - Are you following this site? The ingenious folks at Hunter Gather Cook have a couple of great recipes for you to try:
* Stinger Pesto Balls: Evolution of the nettle, and Battersea Nettle Beer
* Battersea Nettle Beer: A wild brew from the urban jungle...
Those of you who know me even a little bit can guess which one tops my list (hiccup)
* Pasta and Stinging Nettles With Ramps Recipe from Sassy Radish looks delectable