Bor­age Bor­ago of­fic­i­nalis

NZ Lifestyle Block - - DIY FOOD -

FOR an in­tense, bright blue flower gar­nish, you can’t go past the star-like, gen­tian-blue flow­ers of bor­age. Bor­age is a mag­net to bees and looks ter­rific as an ed­i­ble gar­nish.

To use in sal­ads, re­move the hairy sepals be­hind the petals and sprin­kle over just be­fore serv­ing. Bor­age flow­ers frozen in ice cube trays make gor­geous ad­di­tions to cold drinks.

Sow bor­age – if you don’t al­ready have it – about a cen­time­tre deep, giv­ing it a good half me­tre breath­ing space. Once in the gar­den, it will self-seed read­ily so you don’t need to choose where you want your plants.

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