Dear Mother Nature

Please release Spring from your wintery grasp... Cause I'm f**king craving freshly made Creamy Nettle Soup!!!
For you out there that's already blessed with spring's bounty, here's the rather random recipe I use for 

Creamy Nettle Soup
1 bucket of stingy nettles, the new sprigs of course
A few teaspoons of butter
Enough water to almost cover the nettles
1 large finely chopped onion
2 diced sweet potatoes (For the starch & sweet taste, you can use normal ones if you prefer that)
Freshly chopped parsley
A pinch of chili
Minced/grated Garlic cloves 
Salt & pepper to taste

I usually add or remove ingredients from the soup depending on the season & the people I've invited for dinner... But this is definitely the one I like best, cause the nettle taste comes through.

Here's how you do it:
Sweat the onions with the butter until lightly caramelized. Add the sweet potatoes, nettles & parsley. Let it come to a boil & add the rest of the ingredients. Let it simmer for a little while. Whiz it through a blender & make it smooth. It's nice to serve with toasted bread with garlic & oil, plus hard-boiled eggs.


Been a long a** month btw. Trying to get everything back to normal. Not the easiest thing to do, but I'm getting there. Want to get settled somewhere further away from family. Would be nice to actually get to a point where I appreciate spending time with them, instead of getting the past rubbed in my face almost every day. Oh well, patience is a virtue I hear... We will find something soon. ;) 
Heading off to bed now... Nite!

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."  ~Charles Dickens.


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