Today went for a little walk along the canal watching the baby ducks play and two moorhens fight off a marauding coot . I wanted to get plenty of wild herbs for a rabbit pie fortunately I found plenty of hedge garlic and wild chives.
The recent rain spells meant I was also able pick plenty of wild watercress from the canal . It had grown a lot since my last visit when I gathered a few bunches for salad
Watercress is just coming into season so there should be plenty in the shops now if The proper name for watercress is Nasturtium officinale. Nasturtium is Latin for ‘nose twister’, a reference to the plant’s pungency.
This simple soup definitely gives you a bit but the short cooking should mean you get the full benefit of the vitamin C, calcium, iron and folic acid.
Wild Watercress Soup
4 handfuls of wild watecress
1 pint of water
1 medium potato peeled
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove of garlic
4 tbsp of low fat plain yogurt
Salt and Pepper
- Bring the potatoes , onion and garlic to a gentle simmer
- Cook until the potatoes are soft , add the watercress a cook for 5 minutes, cooking any longer would give dingy colour soup.
- Liquidise & then add the yogurt
- Taste and season with salt and pepper