Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Soil to Snack: Welcome St. Catherine and Orca K-8!
Fresh Harvest Nettles

Chocolate Stinging Nettle Crepes
 Tis' the season of newly emerging stinging nettles, perfect for soups, pesto and anything else....including crepes! Nettles can be found throughout our Pacific Northwest forests and are super abundant. Harvest only the upper leaves about 4-6 inches down the plant, and be sure to wear good gloves. So fun~

1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour, or 3/4 cup if you don't want to use cocoa
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon melted butter
Chopped nettles on the top

Mix/whisk all your wet and dry ingredients together until smooth, without bumps and not too thick. If the consistency is thick like regular pancake batter, add some water to thin it out. Cook individual crepes in a frying pan, then add your chopped nettles to the top, as many as you like....Enjoy!