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Stinging Nettle Pasta

I promised I would do a post about nettle pasta. It is easy to make and if you do not have access to fresh nettles, you can always use spinach. Nettles have such a wonderful taste, they are grassier and sweeter than spinach and those flavors really come through with this recipe. I hope you do get a chance to find wild nettles because nettles are so special and so is fresh pasta. The following recipe is adapted from Marcella Hazan’s spinach pasta recipe.

Ingredients
(this recipe is for 1 lb of fresh pasta or 4 dinner portions)
6 cups of fresh nettle leaves
3 cups of unbleached flour
4 large eggs

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Stinging Nettle Pizza

It is nettle season. When I saw the nettle pizza recipe in my Tartine cookbook, I knew I had to go back this spring to get some fresh wild nettles before it was too late. I have made nettle tea and nettle pasta before but I really wanted to try this pizza. Even though nettles are hard to pick, partly because they sting and partly because you need so many, it is worth it. Also, they have many cleansing and healing properties. They are pretty amazing! Continue reading