Wednesday, March 8, 2017

One of the absolutely best foods for you and your family

Although we got hit by a huge snowstorm, and although the earth is covered by ten new inches of snow, things are sprouting and germinating underneath it.

One of my favorite wild foods hiding underneath the blanket of snow are nettles.  You can use nettles like spinach, except nettles are much more nutritious.

If you want to know more about why nettles are such a kick-ass healthy, tasty food, I made a little video demonstrating how and when to harvest them, why they are so good for you, and how to make our favorite food ever: nettle pesto.

Click here to watch my little movie, and let me know how it goes.


PS: Before all the snow dumped on us, I saw nettles two weeks ago.  In fact, I bet they are already up further South, even just one hour away from us!  So watch my movie, get out there and collect yourself some nettles!


8 comments:

  1. Okay, Corina! Going outside right now to see if the nettles are up while waiting for my chickens to arrive! (Getting meat chickies in the mail)

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    1. Out you go! And congrats on the chickens!!!

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  2. Ok, you've convinced me to give nettle pesto another try. We have so many nettles growing wild around here.

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    1. Great! They are also good dried as tea, if you have a lot of them!

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  3. We make nettle powder and add the kids add it to rice, pasta etc... Helps us feel better about young ones predilection for plain starches. I love nettle powder sprinkled on top of sliced apples and seed/nut butter..

    We have so much snow this year- there is still 1.5 to 2 feet plus in my yard at home. Think we'll picking our nettles late this year. haha!

    So beautiful today thou- fresh sun and snow.

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    1. Clelie,
      what a great idea! Nettle powder is nettle power!

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  4. Thank you Corina this was awesome, and you make it fun to watch....very inspiring!

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