Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nettles ... Imagine That!


Yes ... the ubiquitous infusion of nettle leaf ... Urtica dioica ... 

I drink this infusion several times a week. Today I brewed it early and started sipping only minutes after the brew was poured. Then ... I added more boiling water and continued sipping throughout the day until the last was poured into the cup only moment ago.

A wide range of the nutritional gifts are ingested this way, methinks.

Slainte!

5 comments:

Hillbilly Artist - H. Hinkle said...

Nettles...well we have many of those around here...will have to try someday~

Ry said...

Mmmmm...nothing like the taste of Barnyard in the morning >wink<

Walk in the Woods said...

Barnyard? Nettles? No .... horsetail maybe ... or comfrey leaf even, but *not* nettle leaf!

;P

Ry said...

I have tried them... you can not fool me. At your very table and I say BARNYARD >wink< lol. Possibly an aquired taste.

Alyss said...

I really like the flavor of nettle leaf infusion. I found some growing new fall tops in November, but they all died back after the snow. I'll start looking for spring nettles in a couple weeks.. I bet I'll find them too. Lovely long growing season here in Western Oregon :)