Have I told you how much I love nettles? Moomin and I collected a big bagful from the field, and I think we may have overdone it a bit! My big saucepan was full and there was still a sink full to deal with.
I sweated a little onion and garlic in some butter
then added the nettles and a pint of vegetable stock.
Next came two small carrots and potatoes. The whole lot was brought to the boil and simmered for an hour. I can't show any photos of the finished soup, because we ate it all before I had a chance to take any.
Next I fried some more onion and garlic with some tomatoes and a couple of spoonfuls of Pataks sauce. I know it's cheating but Pataks are just so wonderfully authentic (and I'm not getting paid to say this!).
A couple of cups of lentils, a pint of stock and the remaining nettles. So that's tomorrow's supper sorted now :)