My girls have been ill for a few weeks now with coughs and colds, so I have made them some very delicious nettle soup to fill them up with goodness.
Using gloves I picked the tops of some young nettles. I then fried some onion and added a few potatoes and some celery. I added some frozen chicken stock I had made a while ago. After everything was cooked, I added the nettles and let it simmer for a few more minutes. I used a soup blender to blended it all, this is necessary as the nettles are quite fibrous. This soup has a really delicious and earthy taste. You can just taste the goodness as you eat and best of all the girls really love it.