Ideas for Stinging Nettles
The hairs on the undersides of the leaves contain a histamine, which causes a burning sensation or stinging when touched, so handle nettles with tongs or gloves. The "stinging" is neutralized by either pureeing or cooking.
We love to make a basic pesto with other herbs for additional flavor or add it into an omelet.
Many people like to add them to smoothies or at the end of a stir fry.
If you puree them, make sure that you process until smooth.
You can also make a fresh tea by pouring boiling water over the minced up herb. Add mint or bee balm for flavor. Great for pregnant or nursing mamas.
-Holly of Against the Grain Farm, who brought the wild-harvested nettles
Find more ideas and recipes online, here is a place to start: http://www.thekitchn.com/stinging-nettles-8-recipes-for-145582