Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nettles for the Freezer

After our nettle success of last week (and a foraging failure; let's just say that not every berry is a chokecherry) I wanted to get more nettles to freeze this time.  Hunt, Gather, Cook says that after you blanch them in the boiling salt water and shock them in the ice water you can drain them, squeeze them out, and freeze them.  This is exactly what I did.  However, I got 3 times as many nettles this week so I have 3 small packages of frozen nettles.  I even weighed them so I would know how many grams I had.  Just in case I find a recipe that uses the metric system.

The book also said you can take the liquid you squeeze out of the nettles and drink it as a tea.  I tried this, but it was still too salty so I guess I'll be figuring that out another time...

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