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New Twist for Nettles

Heavenly Nettlebed Refresher

Celebrate your resilient nettles by making this heavenly refreshing drink. Perfect for those hot summer days when the garden seems to be running away with itself! This was offered to participants on our 'Slow Sunday' at Cwmberwyn in June , and was welcomed as just what was needed by all who came.


Protecting your hands with gloves, gather a large handful of young tender nettles . Place these in a large saucepan with lots of water, some sprigs of fresh mint and a sliced up lemon. Simmer over a low heat for half an hour and leave to cool . Pour the mixture through a colander to separate out the liquid and chill it till needed. Serve decorated with new fresh mint leaves, slices of lemon and a warm welcome! You will be amazed at its popularity!

Angela Coleridge

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