20 Apr Nettles fried in chickpea beer batter
My garden mystifies me. Everything is in bloom and I don’t know when it happened. Now the weeds are taking over and I’m not sure if I mind. I wish I knew what to do with dandelion, because I’ve heard it’s very beneficial, but I don’t feel confident with it. I get flashbacks to my childhood and being told not to lick my hands of that milky residue the dandelion flowers leave behind. They said it was poisonous. So for now the dandelion gets left alone. Nettles I am confident with however. Despite their aggressive personality, they’ve always held a fascination for me and I’ve been brought up to see them as “good”. So today, while making a start on my garden, I picked some nettles, braised them in salted water, dipped them in batter, and fried them for a tasty snack.