I’m delighted to be able to get out and about to forage in this beautiful early summer weather now that lockdown restrictions have been eased a little.
In my latest video below, I demonstrate how to forage for ingredients and how to make the Wild Garlic and Nettle Soup recipe from Saint Patrick’s Plate.
Both nettles and wild garlic have been used in herbal medicine since ancient times. It is said that Roman troops rubbed nettles on themselves to help stay warm, while they used garlic as a source of strength and courage!
What we do know about both ingredients is that they are full of vitamins and minerals as well as being excellent anti-oxidants. And, of course, they’re free when you forage for them!
In St. Patrick’s time in Ireland, both ingredients were in abundance, as they are today, and readily available to add to recipes. Wild Garlic and Nettle Soup may sound a little unusual to us, but my guess is this dish would have been very familiar to St. Patrick and his converts.
It is really delicious and simple to make so GO FORAGE and test it out!
Wishing you and yours good health.
Terry Mc Coy