Where does the name come from? How does it sting? Find out here.
|Nettles and Wildlife|
Take a look at the wildlife of the nettle patch.
|Nettles and People|
Discover how we have utilised the nettle for food, clothing and medicine.
What are we doing with the nettle today? - and what might we do tomorrow?
|Nettles in the news|
Take a look at some of nettley stories that appear in our newspapers and on our television screens.
|Get involved in Nettle Week|
Find out what you could do during Nettle Week - and the rest of the year for that matter.
|Nettle Week Events|
See what's happening near you or register your own activity.
|Nettle Week Supporters|
A listing of the organisations and individuals that support Nettle Week.
|Nettle Week Links|
Take a look at the web sites of our supporters and other nettle related sites.
|Nettle Fun and Games|
Try your luck at True or False? or enter our nettle art competition.
1 lb potatoesMethod:
½ lb young nettles
2 oz butter
1½ pts chicken or vegetable stock
sea salt & black pepper
4 tablespoons sour cream
Cook the peeled, chopped potatoes for 10 mins in salted water. Drain.
Wash & chop coarsely the nettles (Only pick the new, young tops,using gloves!)
Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the nettles and stew gently for a few minutes. Add the potatoes and heated stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
When all is soft, cool slightly & purée in a blender, adding seasoning and the sour cream.