I could not be more pleased with last nights meal. It was a great team effort from everyone in the house and every single fresh ingredient came off of the property. Everything we ate, except for the sausage and corn meal that made the polenta, was grown here! We had grilled zucchini, all varieties; an incredible salad with mixed lettuces, blanched beans, purple, black wax and dragons tongue and grilled apricots from the exploding apricot tree on the property; polenta topped with stinging nettle pesto with stinging nettles that Callie and Randy foraged from a stand along the side of the driveway at the bottom of the property. The pesto was great, made just like a standard pesto but substituting the basil for nettles. They are stingy but once boiled the stinging follicles just dissolve and they are ready to eat and/or use in a recipe. Callie also made the liquid into a tea which is helping her allergies! What a wonder plant! And, what a wonderful meal!