Nettles: Better than Spinach
Maybe it's not fair to compare. But I might not be able to help it. For the past few weeks we have been using stinging nettles in tarts, pasta sauces and soups, basically anywhere you might think of putting spinach. The leaves are very delicate and cook down quickly. And if you haven't tried them the flavor tastes incredibly springy and green.Stinging nettles like to grow near abandoned houses, in shady spots. They really do sting. Supposedly the sting helps with arthritis, so you could always leaving the picking job to your arthritic friends and family. Or wear gloves. The sting goes away with cooking or drying.