So...pasta....last night, after a day in the garden I decided to open one of my previously preserved bottles of pasta sauce.With a a tinker or two I had Borage and Bacon Pasta.....and it was delicious.
Start with a jar of home preserved pasta sauce ( if you must you can buy one).
Two rashes of middle bacon chopped roughly, one bunch of Borage leaves chopped finely, one garlic clove chopped finely. A handful of snow peas or broccoli or both.A small handful of parsley finely chopped. A cup of pasta cooked in three cups of boiling water until al dente, strain and place in pasta bowls. ( I used spirals but any pasta is ok).
Place a little ( about a tablespoon) of oil in a heavy base pan, add garlic and bacon and fry until soft, add pasta sauce & heat until it simmers, add Borage, snow peas etc,and parsley, cook for maximum seven mins at simmer only. Place over pasta, add a sprig of parsley and some parmesan and ....enjoy! Simple easy and delicious. For vegans just omit the bacon.
The steam is making the pic a bit blurred or is that my shaky hand? LOL
I am sitting here at the computer with my borage tea at hand in my Van Gogh Sunflower mug...love it.
Today I decided to try borage tea with flowers as well as leaves in it.There are so many flowers after a few sunny days that the bees should not notice. I even picked a bowl full for Borage infused oil at the same time, that is simmering just below boiling along with another pot of calendula petals infusing in olive oil.Both I will use in my soap and perhaps try a salve as well.
The Borage tea is my second day of a week of drinking it three times a day. I feel more contented but is that Spring, the garden or the tea? It doesn't taste any different with flowers in it, they lose their lovely blue colour and become tiny stars with diaphanous gowns of clear silk floating in the tea. I prefer Borage tea to the Cleaver tea, it is distinctly gentler and more flavorful. I can only liken it to green tea.The cleaver tea tasted like grass..strong grass! LOL
I think I need to reduce my images down a size more...these are supposed to be small email.
My herb scissors were a wonderful find, they shred evenly and even cut through the green stalks....much easier than chopping with a knife.
Freshly picked and then chopped with my new herb scissors for infusing in the olive oil. This Borage oil will be used in my soap making and also in a salve.