Probably the most nutritious green growing in our area, nettles are often overlooked as an ingredient in local, seasonal cooking. Just be sure to wear protective clothing, and you can help yourself to all you want of this remarkable spring vegetable.
I have seen a lot of good things in my back yard lately. I decided to just go take some photos of the wild edibles there, so I could show you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see some familiar plants and find some food or medicine in your own back yard.
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.