Ego Barago Gaudia semper ago
( I Borage bring always Courage) ~Pliny Quote
He called it Euphrosinum
Because it maketh a man/woman merry and joyfullBorage
was called by the old herbalists
Originally from Aleppo,Syria
When steeped in water it imparts a coolness to it.
Compound with lemon and sugar in Wine
Making a refreshing and restorative summer drink.
Now to the good bitBorage
contains potassium and calcium combined with mineral acids.
The fresh juice affords 30%,the dried 3% of nitrate of potash
Owing to this when burnt it will emit sparks with a slight explosive sound !
To go with +Azlin Bloor
Pimms recipe @https://plus.google.com/+AzlinBloor/posts/foBjjDDth7z
I will have a No 2 please ;)
Back from a Sabbatical 101 from were a big part of the food thing on the G+ started for me
foodies+ ps still bugs me there is no capital F ;)
The term “sabbatical” dates back to the Biblical phrase “Sabbath year,” which refers to the practice of letting farmland lie fallow once every seven years so it can replenish and again bear fruit. Similarly, sabbaticals are meant to replenish your mental and creative reserves.
Update : It is also one of the key "Botanical" flavourings in Gilpin's Westmorland Extra Dry Gin is a five-times distilled London
Dry Gin handcrafted in small batches.
Infusing juniper, sage, and borage with three citrus peels,
coriander and angelica plus spring water naturally filtered
through ancient willow-peat – Gilpin's Gin has a
sophisticated, unique and extra dry taste.