Get stung


Humans eat some strange foods, but why would you want something that stings? Stinging nettles have long been used as medicinal herbs, but they can also be eaten in many of the same ways as spinach. Soaking nettles in water and cooking them will remove their bite. They’re a hearty topping for pizza, with the side benefit of possibly helping your arthritis, hay fever and anemia. Puree nettles into pesto when basil is out of season or stir them into soups just before serving. Or, have a bit of soothing nettle tea if you’re feeling nettled.