Lockdown diary – 2020 – 37 – Nettle Soup

Bloomsbury Square Gardens

This picture may have been taken to mark the release of Daisy’s Dilemma. For the avoidance of doubt, it doesn’t contain nettles.

I’d seen some pictures online of delicious looking nettle soup and this was prompt enough for the DH to bring back a bucketful of fresh nettles yesterday afternoon. Together with an onion, a couple of potatoes, butter, some homemade chicken stock, a sprinkling of grated nutmeg and a glug of sherry, they made a truly delicious soup. Served with a dollop of yogurt, it was thick, dark green and smoother than many green soups I’ve previously tried. There are several recipes to be found in google.

Queued for twenty minutes to get into the bank yesterday. The lady two behind me, waited seven. C’est la vie and, yes, I am grateful they’re open.

So, now face masks are sort of recommended. Hmn!

Having managed to get shampoo in my eye this morning, I’m not going to linger online till it feels better.

Anyone tried nettle soup?