Be careful when you harvest these, unless you hold your mouth right, they sting. These are some recipes to try. Do not pick them when they are making flowers, nettles will make you ill then. We have a recipe on our wild food blog: http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/2010/04/stinging-nettles.html
Nettle soup Get your gloves on to forage for wild plants like nettles - once cooked they have a spinach or cabbage flavour. Nettles the queen of herbs - more nutritious than spinach: higher in calcium, fibre and iron.