One of my favorite, favorite gardening books is the herb bible-
75 exceptional herbs for your garden by Jack Staub. The illustration above is from the book and by Ellen Buchert. The book is a blueprint for an herbalist’s eden. Borage has been recognized for it’s medicinal benefits since 77AD…by many.
Here is a great link to a page all about herbs and uses, with recipes. Here are two that stand out:
Borage Wine Cup
Makes about 2 litres
30ml castor sugar
750ml bottle dry white wine
125ml orange juice
250ml crushed ice
750ml bottle pink champagne
250ml ginger ale
45ml chopped fresh borage leaves
- Blend brandy, sugar, wine, juice and ice until combined.
- Combine champagne, lemonade, ginger ale, borage and wine mixture in large bowl just before serving.
- Decorate with borage flowers.
A great spread with cream cheese and crackers.
6 cups of borage leaves and flowers parts soaked in a 4 cups of cold water overnight
4 cups of borage infused water
4 ½ cups of sugar
1 tablespoon lemon
1 pack commercial pectin
a pinch of salt and red pepper