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Planting hanging basket tomatoes

Thordis and Ian Roofe plant tomatoes in hanging baskets at the Veg Patch. Plus your questions answered by the experts.

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2 hours

Last on

Sat 10 May 2014 12:00

Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup



250gms young nettle tops

tblsp butter (optional but increase oil if omitting), 2 tblsp olive or rape oil

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 finely diced potatoes

1 finely chopped white onion

I finely sliced leek

1 finely sliced celery stick

2 litres good quality hot vegetable stock

a pinch of grated nutmeg

Sea salt and white pepper



Sauté the onion, potato, leek & celery in butter & oil until softened & golden in a large lidded pan.

Add the garlic stir well with a wooden spoon to avoid the garlic catching.

Add the hot stock & cook until the potato is cooked through, turn off the heat.

Add the nettle tops & nutmeg, add a lid to the pan.

Blitz in a food processor when cool.

Season to taste. Reheat to serve.