U is for Urtica Dioica

I bet you don’t know what that is!  It was very hard to find something beginning with U.  I had to use the special Latin name they use for naming plants.  Mummy said if I didn’t want to use this one I could talk about the Umbelliferous plants that we eat.  But I’ve already done that as it’s carrots and things in that family.  I did mention Urtica dioica once by its English name.  It’s as good as spinach but you have to be very careful when you pick it and cook it.  Mummy has a recipe for soup and for a pie using it.  She went and picked some at Easter wearing her thickest gardening gloves.  Have you guessed yet?  It’s the stinging nettle! Continue reading “U is for Urtica Dioica”