Posted: 04/06/2013 at 18:10
Please, please give us the recipe if you would? I have had nettle soup and it was lovely, the idea of nettle jelly sounds wonderful.
The dreaded ground elder was introduced as a pain killer and comfort for those suffering from gout, the Romans brought it here. It is still quite effective as a tea - it was called Bishops Wort because only the bishops were thought to be rich enough to get gout from heavy eating! Take a good large handful of the very youngest leaves, steep them in a mug of boiling water, drain well, sweeten with a little honey if you want, and drink. It is harmless, and does have a slight sedative effect taken just before bed. It doesn't taste delicious but is not revolting either, slightly cabbagy.