So I've had a really stressful semester at school (should be noticeable from the lack of posts >.<)... I finally snapped the other day and just went hiking. I missed an appointment I had, but it was totally worth it to be outside and moving for once.
While I was out I found some delicious looking purple dead nettle and brought it back home with me. Food resulted:
- Purple dead nettle
- honey (2 parts)
- apple cider vinegar (1 part)
- healthful oil of some type ( I used hemp seed) (1 part)
Purple dead nettle: image source
Poisonous look-alike: image source
Purple dead nettle (PDN) is a relative of the mint family and has a hint of mintiness and very soft leaves. It paired great with strawberries.
To assemble the salad: cut up your strawberries, clean and trim PDN leaves, and add them to a bowl. Mix the honey, ACV, and oil together in a separate container in a 2:1:1 ratio. Coat salad and toss.
It also never hurts to taste the dressing before applying it to make sure the mixture tastes good to you. Happy trails :)