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.



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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