How Does Your Garden Grow?
borage: Medicinal, magickal & magnificent
To restore harmony to your home, add the tea to Floor Washes and bath crystals, sprinkle in the corners of each room working from back of the house to front, the four corners of tables, mantles and windows, including the doors then move to the hour corners of your property, dispose of the rest in the waves of the ocean, river, crossroads or bury in the earth away from your premises. Place the flowers in rooms where household arguments and fights occur, it will drive away the residues which accumulate from these conflagration of energies. Lastly place a pinch under any mats or carpet that can be easily lifted up, especially front door mats so that only the most benign energies may enter and forcing negative spirits and energies to remain outside of your property threshold. Fresh blossoms on your altar are said to bring luck and power to your workings and rituals, an addition of lodestone powder sprinkled upon them or silver magnetic salt will further add strength and power to your workings. Crushed dried leaves around your business or work place will bring inspiration and financial expansion. Placed in the bed satchels or beneath the pillow will bring peaceful sleep and protect you against nightmares and the spirits of the night.
BORAGE GYPSY ALE- HEALING BEER- Cooling, Calming & Refreshing
1 ½ kg of Brown Sugar
A Huge Spoonful of Natural Honey
16-18 Litres of Spring Water
75 grams Fresh Borage
1 tablespoon Yeast
Sterilized Glass Jar (enough to hold contents)
1 Unbleached square of Cheesecloth
Bring water to a steady boil, add sugar and honey until dissolved. Add Borage leaves and any others herbs you wish to add like Mint, Elderberry, and Lemon Peel etc). Place the cheesecloth bag into the hot water and allow cooling until wrist temperature. Remove the Borage bag and pour the ‘wort’ into the clean fermenter (the wort being the sugary water and steeped herbs aka liquid). Add dissolved yeast and allow the fermentation process to take up to for 2 weeks or until bubbles of the fermenting process subside, bottle in amber or dark coloured glass jar/bottle and leave for 10 days before drinking.
BERRY BORAGE PUNCH- Perfect for Beltane & Litha. To be glad of heart and passions ROAR!
4 cups Carbonated Water
2 lemons- Freshly Juiced
½ teaspoons of Grated Fresh Ginger
1 Pint of Berries (Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries)
20 Borage Flowers
Sprig of Mint
Combine all ingredients except for Borage Flowers and Sprig of Mint into a blender, add the ice and roughly blend. To serve, float the Borage Flowers on top and sprig of Mint. Serve in tall glasses with a garnish of strawberry and mint swizzle stick.
BORAGE & MINT LEMONADE- Refreshing & Cooling
1 cup of Spring Water
¼ teaspoon of Grated Ginger
1 tablespoon of Chopped Borage Leaves
1 tablespoon of Chopped Mint Leaves
Make a tea with Ginger, Borage and Mint in the spring water. Strain the herbs from the water using cheesecloth or filter. Add honey while hot, add lemon juice gradually stirring. Cool and then serve. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with a spring of lemon and mint leaf.