+
General Discussion

Stinging Nettles in my Rapini!

janniecooks | Oct 21, 201804:59 AM    

Thought I'd share a word of warning for store-bought broccoli rabe. Yesterday while cleaning the bundle of rabe I started to feel severe stinging. Initially thought it was just a fluke but then it got much worse, so on closer examination of the greens I'd rinsed I found a few sprigs of stinging nettles intermingled with the broccoli rabe. Picking apart the rest of the bunch revealed numerous sprigs mixed in. So beware and look through your rapini very carefully - the stinging from the nettles is most unpleasant. This never happened before in years and years of buying rapini!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

5 Brand-New Breakfast Sandwiches You've Never Tried
Recipe Round-Ups

5 Brand-New Breakfast Sandwiches You've Never Tried

by Chowhound Editors | The basic fried egg sandwich is a great dish in its simplicity. But we can't help tweaking, hacking...

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest
How To

5 Tomato Plant Care Tips to Maximize Your Harvest

by David Klein | Growing your own tomatoes is satisfying on many levels. Their season is fast and high-yielding, making...

A Midsummer Night’s Spritz: High-Spirited, Low-ABV Summer Sparklers
Recipe Round-Ups

A Midsummer Night’s Spritz: High-Spirited, Low-ABV Summer Sparklers

by Pamela Vachon | After the New York Times notoriously published an article in May of last year lambasting the Aperol...

Beat the Summer Heat with Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipes
Recipe Round-Ups

Beat the Summer Heat with Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipes

by Joey Skladany | Summer has officially arrived and temperatures are climbing way too high in many places. If the thought...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.