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21.4.10

Nettle Soup

Another lovely day and I've finished planting onions. Decided to get my own back on the nettles by turning some of them into soup.
Picked a steamer full of the top 4 to 6 leaves of each nettle. Gave them a good soak in salty water to evict insects for about 10 minutes. Softened a sliced onion and 2 chopped cloves of garlic in some oil. Added the washed and drained nettles. Turned them in the heat till wilted and added about a pint and a quarter/750ml stock brought to the boil and simmered for 10 minutes. Took off the heat and let cool for 5 minutes and then blended with a hand held blender. Reheat and serve with croutons and whipped cream.
Back out to the garden to do some more digging while the weather's fine.

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