Saturday, 14 April 2012

Nettle Cordial

The Friends of Cuthill Park have been busy in the community garden this week.  On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday a number of people helped dig up the weeds and level the earth prior to the paths being formed (next week a team from Mobex will be putting down the timber edging).

As we overturned the soil we kept getting an incredibly strong smell of wild garlic and the conversation turned to foraging. On cue, Jocelyn arrived with a bottle of nettle cordial (made using nettles from Cuthill Park).  It was wonderfully refreshing and a big hit with the children who declared it "better than lemonade".

We will post Jocelyn's recipe for Cuthill Park Nettle Cordial here shortly.  In the meantime, take a look at Eat Weeds website which has loads of wild food recipes including one for Sauteed Hogweed Leaf Stalks With Nettles & Wild Garlic.

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