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One of the prettiest of all edible flowers, the blue star-shaped blossoms seem mismatched against the hairy foliage of the sprawling borage plant, but they hold up remarkably well after picking. Pluck the flowers from the stem and remove the back stem to separate the delicate pointed blossom. For drinks, float borage flowers in punch bowls or freeze them in ice cubes to serve in lemonade. The large leaves have a mild cucumber flavor and can be steeped in hot water for a refreshing summer tea.

 

Did you know that the borage flower is not only edible but tasty too? It tastes sweet like honey. Pluck the flower off the plant from its center and put it on top of any dish for a beautiful edible garnish, we love it in salads!