Then along came my ever helpful and inspiring friend with a box full of her own nettle last week and she got me back on track. (you know you've got a real friend when they are willing to pick nettle for you) ;-)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
My appreciation for nettle is so strong that when I first came across the recipe for Nettle beer I knew that I would have to try making it...and I don't even like beer that much. Still, my compulsive do-it-yourself-ness came through loud and clear that this had to be tried. I went down to collect nettle tops and figured my box full (all the nettle that was there) should do nicely but when I weighed it I realized that nettle tops don't weigh all that much and I didn't really have enough. You need 2 lbs of nettle tops!! Besides which I was loath to use all those lovely tender tops in something that I wasn't even sure would turn out and if it did turn out I mightn't even like it. I dried my tops for winter helpings of infusion instead.