Daily Archives: 06/03/2013

Nettle Spanakoppites 2

This is our take on the classic Greek dish. Ingredients Half a carrier bag of nettles 1 onion peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 egg, beaten Pepper 125g of crumbled feta cheese 135g of filo pastry 50g of melted butter Sesame seeds Honey How to make Nettle Spanokoppites Blanch the nettles […]

Nettle & Chorizo Tapas

Ingredients 200g of blanched nettles 50g chorizo 2 tbsp of olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped Chicken stock Chilli flakes Crushed black pepper White wine Method Fry the chorizo until it is golden brown and then remove from the heat In a separate pan, blanch the nettles for 4 to 5 minutes and then thoroughly […]

Mallow Leaf Tempura

Ingredients 2 handfuls of mallow leaves and/or ground ivy leaves 150g of plain flower 1 tbsp of cornflour 1 egg Salt Cold water Vegetable oil Method Combine all the ingredients, except the leaves, adding the water slowly to make a thin batter. Heat the oil until it is very hot Dip the leaves in the […]

Elderflower Cordial 1

Elder is a great tree; it gives so much.  The flowers can be eaten straight form the tree, cooked in a tempura batter, used to make cordial or champagne.  The berries are great for making a cough syrup and the wood can be used for fire by friction.  And you’ll find jelly ear fungus on […]