Eating roots

We are having some repair work done on our swimming pool today, and one of the workman offers me a mug of tea. He’s made it with mint from the herb garden and leaves from a wild borage plant, plucked from the hillside.

[photo: seedparade.co.uk]

[photo: seedparade.co.uk]

He tells me that the Spanish eat borage, particularly in the north, Navarre and Aragon, boiled and then sauteed with garlic. He cuts the roots and chews it. I try it too, it tastes like cucumber.
5 to remember
la menta – mint
la borraja – borage
el té – tea
azul – blue
el pepino – cucumber

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