Bunch of Basil Sprigs

What’s a Basil Sprig?

Have you ever seen the ingredient “basil sprig” on a recipe and wonder, what the heck does that even mean? I’ve written a quick post on what a basil sprig is, where to find them, and how to use them.

common nettle

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica has a flavor similar to spinach mixed with cucumber when cooked and is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium. Young plants were harvested by Native Americans and used as a cooked plant in spring when other food plants were scarce.

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