Hello Everyone! This is the soup of the week.
Stinging nettle is a very common weed which we see in the park, by the roadside or at our backyards. Almost all of our kindergarten children have experienced traumatic moments when the first time they got stung by a stinging nettle! They learn to be careful when walking past these hairy plants. They learn to rub the stinging nettle bite with a crushed dock leaf to ease the pain. As they grow, they like to challenge themselves by walking through nettle bushes with their hands held high- and of course, dressed in their waterproof outfits.
You might want to further overcome this plant by “eating it”. Their succulent spring leaves taste particularly nice and your child will certainly be willing to pick fresh nettle tops with the protection of gloves!
**Although in human history the consumption of stinging nettles is not uncommon, and nettle soup is considered a springtime delicacy, as this is a foraged food, only use this recipe if you are confident in identifying stinging nettle plants and feel comfortable and safe to consume them. When picking, choose the plants growing not too close to the path as the ones close to the path are more likely to get polluted by human and animal activities.