Where to get Nettles and Wild Garlic for this Soup:
After this harsh long winter it is time to get out into the countryside and enjoy Spring as it blossoms, it is so easy to let it pass by. The young nettles are showing their heads and the wild garlic is also appearing.
I got both hidden along woodland paths around Inistioge Village, Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum in South Co Kilkenny, though they can be found all over the country for the next few weeks. I recommend picking away from heavy traffic or parks with a lot of dog walkers.
This soup is renowned for its Iron content and a great pick-me-up after all those dark house-bound days of winter. So put on the walking shoes, don the rubber gloves and go out to enjoy picking those mineral rich young spring green leaves for gourmet health and wellbeing.