Stinging nettles that is. I used half of my supply over winter and thought it best to top up. Gathering the nettles in spring appears to be the best time:
Once washed, leaves stripped from stalks and patted dry, they are put into the dehydrator. I did a total of 8 trays, lightly squished them and put them in a preserving jar. To use, they are put into a small herb blender and turned into powder which I sprinkle on my morning yogurt/cereal etc. Yes, you need to wear thick gloves, I find washing up gloves ideal. They can also be used to make nettle tea, which at the moment, I don't drink.
My mojo has returned but I still have to pace myself. Even after just 20 minutes doing something as simple as weeding, I get breathless and am pooped for hours afterwards. Still, onwards and upwards.
My friend had covid recently and she says the same. The smallest amount of exercise has her exhausted. Hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
I feel fine n general, just need to fill my batteries up!Delete
I always thought nettles looked a bit different than that. Learn something new everyday.ReplyDelete
Hope you get your batteries filled very soon.
There are many different ones. Stingers have very serrated leaf edges.Delete
We've got nettles at the allotment, as they run through from the adjacent farmland. I've never eaten nettles in any form, but been stung by lots. I'm at the plot at the moment, watching J work... it's a bad day for me and being in a sleepless phase is not helping one iota, but I'm knitting in the sunshine, so that's a win.ReplyDelete
With a cup of tea hopefully?Delete
A mug of skinny hot chocolate :)Delete