Are you looking for a spring tonic, possibly an almost-free spring tonic? Stinging nettle can be your answer. We have decided that it is on the top of our list for staying healthy.
With renewed focus and dedication to nettle, we are tracking it’s life cycle and finding new stands of it. By far, the easiest to forage and the most delicately flavored is the early spring nettle. Read our post on spring nettle or a more general discussion of nettle harvesting.
Having a delicate flavor means that the nettle can be more highly concentrated in juices and soups. This is the point of our rich and very green soup described here. When a green is this concentrated, then you can have just a cup of it with a meal, along with some other offerings. If the green is not concentrated, we make a whole meal of the soup to get enough of the greens. This can become boring after a bit and we struggle to continue with our soup consumption.
Additions of thick cream and cream cheese make the soup satisfying and appealing to the little guys in this family. When they have a half cup of soup they’ve taken in more nutrition than most full plates of food can offer.
Before you begin your soup making, thoroughly clean the nettle. Those leaves hold on to find bits of sand. Get rid of them. Here are our instructions for cleaning any green. This process is essential when cleaning nettles.
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Amanda, the colour in that soup is beyond fantastic. Please drop me a line on [email protected] if you are ok with me linking it to my blog (Carole’s Chatter). Cheers
This soup is unknown to me. But in this article it describe very well how to make it. And thanks for author to write very easy language and give description. I think, i will make it in my home for my family members. They would be happy if i make them a new soup.