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Borage-flavored Lemonade Recipe

July 5th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Borage-flavored Lemonade Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/4cuplemon juice, freshly squeezed
  2. 2tablespoonssugar(or more, to taste)
  3. 4leavesborage
  4. 2cupswater

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for approximately 30 seconds.
  2. Strain over lots of ice into a tall glass, and garnish with borage flowers.

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Borage and Cucumber Salad Recipe

July 5th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3largecucumbers
  2. 1/2pintsour cream
  3. 2tablespoonsrice vinegar
  4. 1/2teaspooncelery seeds
  5. 1/4cup choppedgreen onions
  6. 1teaspoonsugar
  7. salt and pepper
  8. 1/4cupborage, leaves(young and fresh, chopped finely)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice the cucumbers thinly.
  2. Salt lightly and set aside in a colander for 30 minutes, then rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients, add the cucumbers to the mixture, and toss lightly.
  4. Garnish with borage blossoms.
  5. Chill for one hour before serving.

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Borage Soup Recipe

July 5th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2lb young borage leaves andfresh edible flowers
  2. 2ouncesshort-grain rice
  3. 2ouncesreal butter
  4. 1 1/2pintschicken stockor vegetable stock
  5. 6ouncesheavy whipping creamor double cream(fromage frais)
  6. salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add the rice and cook over a low heat for two minutes, stirring all the time.
  3. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Strip the borage leaves and flowers from the stalks and wash well.
  5. Leave aside some flowers for decoration and add the remainder to the saucepan.
  6. Simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Adjust the seasonings.
  8. Allow to cool to lukewarm, then whirl in a blender.
  9. Pour the soup through a fine sieve into a serving tureen and allow to cool completely.
  10. Before serving stir in the cream or if preferred some thinned fromage frais,.
  11. and decorate with the bright blue borage flowers.

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Borage Tea Sandwiches Recipe

July 5th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 8ouncescream cheese, softened to room temperature
  2. 1/4cupborage, flowers and young leaves chopped
  3. 4slicesbread, with crusts removed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine first 2 ingredients in a bowl, spread 1/4 on each slice of bread.
  2. Cut each slice diagonally into quarters, forming four triangles per slice.
  3. Serve open-faced.

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Borage Fritters – Frittelle Di Borragine Recipe

July 5th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2eggs
  2. 1/2cupflour
  3. 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  4. 1cupcold water
  5. 1/4cup gratedparmigiano-reggiano cheese
  6. salt and pepper
  7. 1bunchborage, leaves cut into strips
  8. extra-virgin olive oil, for frying

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine first six ingredients; whisk well to combine.
  2. Cover and rest for at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat two inches of oil to 350F in a large saucepan.
  4. Stir the borage into the batter.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls a few at a time (you don’t want to crowd the fritters) into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oil and drain wellon a paper towel lined plate.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

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