Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I've since read that nettles can be used as a tea, a hair rinse (for shiny, dandruff-free hair), a treatment for arthritis and have potential to help those suffering with eczema.
If you attempt this recipe, be sure to use gloves while harvesting, washing and chopping the nettles. Please learn from my mistake...and it isn't that bad as I am planning the next nettle excursion soon!
P.S. Stay tuned for how to use up leftover phyllo pastry.
If you can't harvest some nettles, use spinach in this recipe and it will be just as tasty! This recipe works well in phyllo pastry but I imagine it would be great as a pasta filling as well (you may want to add an egg for a pasta filling though). I prefer to use olive oil for brushing on my phyllo as it is easier to work with (doesn't harden over time) but butter gives it a tasty crust. Also, you can make any shape of phyllo you prefer (use the phyllo box as your guide!) You can make the large ones that you often see in restaurants, or make small appetizer-sized ones like we do. I usually freeze some for later use.
2 tbsp minced fresh dillweed (or 1 tbsp dried)
1 lemon, juiced
3/4 cup crumbled feta
3. In a bowl, combine cheeses, salt and pepper. Add nettle mixture. Stir to combine.