Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Yesterday, I went for a forage down the garden. Armed with gloves and basket, my mission was to pick young nettles to make nettle tea (after reading a post from Earth Mama) and then use the boiled nettles to add to this pesto recipe recommended by Catherine.

The result was marvellous! Each month for 3 days I suffer from a migraine. Yesterday was day one and I was a little fed up. I hadn't intended to drink nettle tea to cure my migraine, but 10 minutes after drinking a cup my migraine was completely gone and hasn't returned. Perhaps phycological...? I don't know, but it worked and that's all that matters :)

The pesto was a huge success. I will make this again and have a stash in the fridge. Just the energy boost I needed.

Now, what to do with all that borage...?


  1. wow- look at that sunshine- great images and glad the pesto turned out!

  2. love the first and third shots. cute flats!

  3. What beautiful spring photographs Andrea!
    I am so glad you are feeling better.
    If it's the tea, go for it!!!
    If it's not, go for it anyway!!! :-)

  4. Sounds like my kind of day (except for the migraines). Lovely. I wish my garden looked like that. How fun!

  5. Just loving all your photos, but especially your spring shots, rambly wildflowers and old wooden gates yay!

  6. Wow, your Garden is beautiful. What a fantastic foraging ground! I'd love to find out if you the nettle tea works for you for a second time. I get three day migraines quite often too, not really bad ones, but enough to be glad if I never got another one!

  7. It's all so lovely! your gardens are so lush and pretty. I was so interested to learn about the nettles helping your migraines, that's something I'd never heard of. I don't get them but it's good to know, for future. I'm so glad you were helped. I wonder if your nettles are the same as our "stinging" ones.
    beautiful photos andrea!


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