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Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

The first green shoots of spring are poking their way up through the ground, one of the earliest and most prolific is the gardeners pet hate, the nettle. Perfect foraging The gardener may hate it but for the cook and forager nettles are a great ingredient.  Found everywhere they are versatile, healthy and a great source of vitamins and minerals. The easiest way to pick nettles is with a pair of rubber gloves, just pinch of the top leaves as they are the youngest and freshest and nicest to...

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Wild Garlic Frittata

Wild Garlic Frittata

A springtime favourite for when the ransoms are in full bloom. Pick a good handful of Wild Garlic buy using a sharp knife to cut the stems at ground level. Trim the stalks up to the leafy part and tip them into a frying pan with some hot oil. Fry for a minute or so until they start to soften.  Meanwhile, shred the leaves and then toss them into the pan to wilt down.  Turn off the pan and leave to cool. Heat your oven to 180 degrees Beat 6 eggs into a large dish, add salt, pepper, half a...

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