One of my favorite things to do with stinging nettles is to turn them into a dip. And my favorite flavors to combine them with are roasted garlic and fresh mint, along with some tangy Greek yogurt. This is easy to make, and so fresh & versatile.
There's a reason that prepared, minced, soaking garlic in stores turns my stomach. It's because I grow my own, and enough to last me and my family the entire year. Super easy to plant, but it takes some old-world wisdom to do it right.
Many foodies look down on garlic powder as a stale, cheap substitute for the real thing. It's a shortcut for lazy cooks, goes this reasoning, but not something a serious chef would consider. But when you make your own, it's a revelation.