Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The nettles are up here in the PNW! Here's how to forage nettles, also how to process them for later use.
How to find, collect, prepare, and preserve nutrient-rich stinging nettles as explained to me by a forager extraordinaire.
Vegetable rennet is a natural enzyme that coagulates milk and separates the curds and whey when you are making cheese. The main ingredient for homemade vegetable rennet may be growing in your backyard or a forest nearby.
A vegetarian soup using foraged stinging nettles is a good iron boost for spring.
How to identify and forage stinging nettles, with a recipe for Scandinavian nettle soup, nasselsoppa. (Guest post on Culinate.com by Heather Arndt Anderson of Voodoo & Sauce.)