paul wheaton wrote:
And when you say "use scissors", do you mean to say "use scissors and gloves"?
I should have some recipes for a nettle based wine from the UK. Also have a feeling that I still have a beer or more correctly gruit recipe that has nettles in it. When I find them I'll post them up.
Do nettles have a spacific season? Aren't you able to harvest new growth all spring & summer? It's only 10 days into Feb & I havent found anything really growing in Oregon yet. Did I miss it? I can honestly confess to bein a tourist in all this so it's entirely possibly I didnt look in the right places on the very few days of non-rain we've had here...
Do nettles have a spacific season? Aren't you able to harvest new growth all spring & summer?
Are you teaching a class on Kefir by chance in the next month?
Daron Williams wrote:I like making a tea out of nettles. A fun trick is adding a little lemon and it will change the tea color to pink. At least it worked that way with the nettles in England. If I made the tea using fresh leaves I would then cook them up with pasta and make a nice dish.
Joy Oasis wrote:
That sounds very interesting. I have to try that trick. Do you add it right away or later? It might also make it stay good longer, lemon tends to do that. Speaking of lemon -lemon peel (including white part) is very rich in nutrients and healing agents as well, so I like to make smoothie that includes whole lemon - skin, seeds and all. And lots of bananas and molasses to hide the bitterness....LOL. I drink that one in 2 days, for one day I would use half of the lemon. Do not be surprised to have a longest BM of your life -it is thaaat healthy.
Daron Williams wrote:
I always added it right away - most of the time it was done as a trick for kids. Sometimes it was not a big change but we did get some really good color changes too. The kids were all fascinated with it and it made them interested in the nettles tea.
Joy Oasis wrote:
So I tried, and in the cold nettle infusion there was no change, but when I added the hot water, it changed immediately. My was strong, so it didn't become pink, but was not green anymore, yellowish orange. I wonder what happens to that chlorophyl then?