Restaurant Review: Café 28

first_img Goulash, a phyllo dough “pocket” containing a tasty mix of cheese, spinach and lightly sautéed leeks, was real comfort food. Labneh ($6) was impressive. Homemade yogurt simply seasonedwith fresh mint, garlic, and olive oil, was cool and creamy. This, and theother appetizers above, are all meant to be eaten with that excellent pitabread. By Bob Sacks A special of Lamb Shank ($31) was falling-off-the-bonetender, in a richly flavored sauce with carrots, celery and Middle-Easternspices. What wines to take to this BYOB restaurant? As a rule, drywhites with some acidity (Italians or Sauvignon Blancs), or off-dry styles(German or Alsatian Rieslings) also pair well. We enjoyed a fruity and spicySicilian white: 2016 Planeta Etna Blanco paired with those complex flavors ofthe vegetable-based dishes. Want red? Avoid high alcohol, tannic, fruit bombs,like Zinfandel and Cali Cabs, and look to Barberas or Sangiovese-based winesfrom Italy, or Spanish reds. Our choice? 2015 Passopisciaro Contrada P., aSicilian, made from Nerello Mascalese grapes, which displayed red fruits andrefreshing acidity; a bit like a Nebbiolo or Burgundy in style. We led off with Classic Hummus ($6), the chickpeas renderedsmooth and creamy, mixed with tahini (sesame paste), seasoned with fresh limejuice, garlic and olive oil. Served with soft, fresh pita triangles, this washeads above any hummus I have had before. Dessert anyone? The Baklava ($10) was a splendid rendition…crispy, buttery, and flaky.  Kanafeh ($9), crunchy, shredded phyllo dough, layered with acreamy sweet cheese filling and drizzled with rose water syrup, was light andairy, and had great texture. Roz Bel Haleeb (rice pudding baked with bechamelsauce, and topped with pistachios) ($9) was a satisfying riff on thetraditional version.  Likewise, the Baba Ganoush ($7), Char-grilled eggplant,mashed to a fine texture with tahini, fresh lime juice and garlic. Yum! I thought the Goulash with Cheese, Spinach and Leek ($6),wrapped in incredibly flaky phyllo was truly special. Not to be missed. Don’t be concerned about ordering multiple dishes based onthe humble eggplant. Here it is elevated to gourmet status, and every preparationwe ate displayed a unique flavor profile, so each one always tasted fresh andnew. For example, Moussaka ($16) featured thin slices of smoky roastedeggplant, with a tangy tomato sauce and pine nuts, which made for a pleasingcrunch; while the Eggplant Fattah ($22), a delicious mix of grilled eggplant,in a bechamel sauce, and topped with toasted almonds was totally different… awhole other taste sensation. Highly recommended. One bite of his Falafel or Foul, and you’ll feel that love,too! His first restaurant in Red Bank was there for six years, before being relocatedto its present site in Cobblestone Village in Ocean Township about two yearsago. The large dinner and lunch menus, based on fresh ingredients cooked toorder, has something for everyone. Since we were not familiar with all of thedishes, we asked for, and received, expert guidance in ordering from the chef’sson, Karim, our gracious and engaging server. We also enjoyed Koshari ($16), a classic dish of rice,ditalini pasta, lentils, chickpeas and tomato sauce, garnished with a tangle offried onions. center_img Just when I was sure the meal had peaked, out came Foul ($12),stewed fava beans, in a tomato-based sauce, with onion and parsley, and toppedwith hard-boiled egg halves. The subtle seasonings and great mouthfeel madethis memorable.  This dish, as well asalmost all the others, displayed a level of finesse and complexity generallyseen in fine French cooking. Who knew that Egyptian food could be this nuanced,sophisticated, and multidimensional? Falafel ($12); instead of the usual chickpea, or mixed chickpea/favaversion, Mohamed uses all fava beans. Deep fried, greaseless spheres, werecrunchy on the outside, and lush, soft, and creamy inside. My dish of thenight! Another cold appetizer, Mohamara ($6), roasted red peppersblended with onion, breadcrumbs, mixed nuts, and enough chili pepper to give ita kick without being overly hot, was very enjoyable. From the Hot Appetizer section of the menu, Baby Sausage(Suguk) ($8), made from ground lamb, and served in a savory tomato garlicsauce, somewhat reminiscent of a rich marinara sauce, was notable. Rich and creamy on the inside, and crusty on the outside, the Fava Bean Falafel was superb. It must be love! Love of introducing diners to authenticEgyptian cuisine; love of preparing creative food with skill and care; and loveof sharing the story of his journey, that drives Mohamed Elbery to be at Café28 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Much of that time is spent in thekitchen, where this chef/owner handles all the cooking and baking, mostly byhimself. A dish of the night, Foul (Ful) elevated simple stewed fava beans in a deftly seasoned tomato sauce, topped with hard-boiled eggs, to gourmet status. Café 28 is in a class by itself. Thepassion and love that Chef Mohamed puts into his food is readily apparent inevery dish. Be adventurous, go for a meal, experience the food, and feel thevibe…you might just fall in love, too! Café 28 835 W. Park Ave. Ocean Township, NJ 07712 (732) 933-1400 Cafe28.net Bob Sacks, longtime food and wine buff, reviews restaurants in this bimonthly column. Read more reviews here. Follow him on Instagram @dinnerwithboblast_img read more

Tottenham ‘plan £50million raid on Lyon for Man Utd flop Memphis Depay’

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly lining up a £50million bid for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay.The Mirror claims Mauricio Pochettino will target the Lyon star this winter after a dreadful start to the new season.2 Spurs are lining up a £50m bid for Lyon star and Man Utd flop Memphis DepayCredit: GettySpurs lie 14th in the Premier League table with 12 games played, winning just three matches while recording five draws and four defeats.Last season’s beaten Champions League finalists haven’t picked up a single win in their previous five league fixtures.And they also suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to German giants Bayern Munich at the start of October.Despite Spurs’ woes, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have combined for 18 goals between them this term.And Pochettino now wants to add a third goal-scoring element to his attack, with Spurs already 11 points off the top four.2Netherlands international Depay, 25, is said to be top of the Tottenham boss’ shopping list after scoring 11 goals in just 14 games this term.He has hit the net a total of 50 times since joining Lyon from Man Utd in January 2017 for an initial £16m.And Pochettino is apparently ready to pay a whopping £50m to bring Depay back to the Premier League.The Eredivisie title winner failed to make much of an impact during his first spell in England, joining United from PSV Eindhoven for £25m in 2015 during ill-fated Louis van Gaal era.But despite scoring 28 times in his final season at PSV, Depay managed just seven strikes during his campaign at Old Trafford.He lasted only half a season more as he failed to net in eight games before shipping off to Lyon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubBut after becoming one of the top players in Ligue 1, as well as the Netherlands’ first-choice striker, Spurs feel the time is right to give Depay a second chance.Pochettino is also said to be eyeing a move for Ajax sensation Hakim Ziyech, who would be an ideal candidate to replace contract rebel Christian Eriksen.While Metz striker Habib Diallo is another Ligue 1 ace on Pochettino’s radar.Son proves he is the ‘nicest footballer in the world’ as Spurs star uses his hands to protect mascot from the rainlast_img read more

Williams Fireproof

first_imgOnly this unexpected break due to the coronavirus has been able to with the weekly appointment of Williams with The league. On April 20, in 22 days, it will be four years since the player of the Athletic, an icon in Bilbao, do not miss a day in First. It was the thirty-fourth day of the 2015-16 season that faced Athletic with the Atlético de Madrid in San Mamés. Since then, nothing and nobody has been able to beat him, 146 consecutive games jumping onto the field of play. Iñaki achieved that galactic figure at just 25 years old. No one at his age was in those heights. Now he pursues the absolute record, held by Juan Antonio Larrañaga, who chained 202 games with the Real society. In second and third place are two Basque goalkeepers: Arconada (188) and Zubizarreta (184), the latter with a record achieved between the 1984-85 and 1988-89 seasons but with two different teams, first with Athletic and, later, with Barcelona. “The injuries have respected me, and I have good genetics thanks to my parents. I appreciate the confidence of the coaches at this time, it has been a great sacrifice,” says happy Iñaki.In the last derby at Anoeta, his lasting mark was in danger, as he was a substitute. In the end he came out, although he did leave behind his streak of 47 consecutive games as a starter. He entered in the 55th minute, for Villalibre. “There is Iñaki for a while. I am making history and I am proud. I hope I can win a title here, that of the Copa del Rey It would be good”.In addition, Iñaki is one of the only three outfield players who have acted in all of his team’s matches this season: 34 appointments, between the League and the Cup. Isak (Real Sociedad) and Morales (Levante). Joselu, for example, not a single match has been missed in Alaves and he’s six fewer than Iñaki Williams. A little over a year ago, he began to see legends like Venancio and Iribar (81), Zarra (83) and Urkiaga (95), and had ahead of him Argote and Zubizarreta (both with 103), Garay (104) and Carmel (132). In November 2019, he reached the latter, who completed his great mark under the sticks between the years 1952 and 1957. “It is an honor that I beat myself, I congratulate you,” the legendary Carmel told AS when he was beaten.last_img read more

Camavinga: “My future will be seen at the end of the season”

first_imgThe Operation Camavinga You have already got all the protagonists on stage. Actual Madrid set its eyes on the 17-year-old Rennes midfielder months in the past and has already moved on; The French membership, which will play the subsequent Champions League preview, is constructing a wall in entrance of its participant and making an attempt to retain him for at least one other yr; and this Friday the footballer appeared for the first time. Camavinga, one of the nice sensations of the final Ligue 1 and that in Concha Espina they understand as a sort of Casemiro clone, granted an interview to the newspaper Ouest France wherein, requested about the curiosity of the white membership and golf equipment equivalent to Liverpool or PSG, he haggled and postponed the announcement of his future resolution at the end of the season in Europe (the FFF ended the competitors in France ). “I don’t focus an excessive amount of on that. It’s good that massive golf equipment like the ones talked about are considering me, however I’m not too considering that. Particularly since I’m effective in Rennes. We’ll see what occurs subsequent … I let my dad and mom and my brokers deal with this. We will see my future at the end of the season ”. Camavinga may come out in the summer season for 50 million, as reported AS. It’s one of the aims of Zidane, who sees in him the chance of repeating an operation like the one he did with Varane, who signed for Madrid for 10 million, coming from Lens, when he was solely 18 years previous. Camavinga is 17, however on the method there are some curves. He has a contract till 2022 and has no launch clause. Rennes’ financial muscle and the qualification for the Champions League qualification are additionally components to think about in the signing of this participant, who has had an affect in Ligue 1. With a terrific projection and bodily and technical energy, he was the earliest to win the participant of the month award in Ligue 1 and the youngest to attain with the Rennes jersey. As well as, it has been uncovered as a medium that chooses shortly and nicely (it has a unprecedented positioning and oriented management). Values ​​which have led him to the preferrred eleven of the French league for France Soccer and to be the minor with the greatest worth in the market, in response to the specialised web site Transfermarkt (42 million). Rennes is pushing for Camavinga to proceed for at least yet one more season and mark territory after being third in the French league, Madrid has already had a primary strategy with its setting, solely a survey to seek out out what the state of affairs is (any formal negotiation with Rennes, with whom he desires to go face to face, he’s summoned to the summer season) and the participant postpones any resolution at the end of the season. The sport already has all the gamers round the board. On April 24, L’Equipe He revealed that Camavinga promised to remain in the membership for one more yr if he managed to get the staff into the Champions League, though, in response to the French newspaper, that pact was made with Olivier Létang, who was fired by the Pinault, homeowners of the membership, for negotiating with Madrid behind the shareholders’ assembly. AS revealed that the Madrid membership knew that there isn’t any clause signed by the younger Franco-Angolan pearl and this Friday the participant, though he didn’t give a transparent affirmation, did trace that there isn’t any dedication in that regard. “Every little thing associated to negotiations and discussions throughout the season will not be my concern. When the season begins, I focus completely on soccer, let my brokers and oldsters take care of every little thing else, after which discuss collectively at the end of the season, when vital. However sIf there was such a giant deal in the center of the season, frankly, I must know… ”, he mentioned, and insisted: “We will see my future at the end of the season.”center_img The Video games and the Eurocup in your headCamavinga acknowledges in his interview Ouest France that the Olympic Video games and the European Championship, postponed till 2021 resulting from the coronavirus disaster, are in his head. And for this, the midfielder is conscious that subsequent season and the minutes he performs in it will be decisive in reaching that objective. “Enjoying these competitions will not be actually a dream. In my view, it’s the World Cup, which is the largest competitors and for which I can actually communicate of a dream. The Olympics or the European Championship are extra of a objective. And sure, I hope to be there. I’ll have to present myself the means subsequent season, work arduous “. In the not too long ago completed season in France, Camavinga was a mainstay for Stéphan, coach of Rennes. He performed 2,783 ‘in 36 video games. He was the fifth footballer of the Breton staff in minutes …last_img read more

Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey

first_imgThe team that finishes with the most number of wins bags the gold medal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Both players were earlier disqualified for allegedly violation eligibility rules.“This is a great relief for us and great morale boost for the team,” said team manager Petronilo Tigaronita.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Tenedero and Sanchez were initially removed from the lineup after the hosts claimed both failed to meet the required 16-month residency rule under international standards.“But we have proof and documentation, including certification from their respective barangays that they have stayed in the Philippines since April 2016,” said teammate Francois Emmanuel Gautier, who arrived with Tigaronita ahead of the team in filing the appeal. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games Gallery: August 19 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows head coach Daniel Brodan (R) giving instructions to members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia.Dubbed the “Mighty Ducks” by local media, the Philippine men’s hockey team aims to win a gold medal in next week’s games in Malaysia — a far cry from members’ days of only learning of the sport through the Disney movies. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippines’ gold-medal bid in ice hockey got a shot in the arm after two of its key players earned the go-signal from Southeast Asian Games organizers to compete.Carlo Martin Tenedero and Paul Gabriel Sanchez have been allowed to play in the SEA Games after the country’s men’s ice hockey team won its appeal to reinstate the two Fil-Canadians in the team Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate “We only had four days to get them,” he added.The Philippines is considered to be the favorites to rule ice hockey, which is making its debut in the regional event.“If we play to our potential, I can’t see any reason why we won’t win [the gold],” said Filipino-Swiss goalkeeper Gianpetro Iseppi in an interview before the squad left for Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinos open their campaign against Indonesia on Monday at the Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana, a new commercial hub in this bustling and progressive Malaysian capital.They take on Singapore next then, Malaysia before closing out their stint against Thailand on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

IMF finds Guyana’s risk of debt distress “moderate but rising”

first_imgGuyana’s debt distress risk remains moderate but is rising, the International Monetary Fund’s Country Report has revealed.Coming out of a debt sustainability analysis conducted by the IMF and the World Bank on Guyana, data disclose that debt indicators remain well below their respective thresholds over the projection period. The present value of external debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio rises to around 28 per cent in the long-run. The report cautioned that Guyana remains vulnerable to large terms of trade shocks given the concentration of its exports on a few commodities, and its dependence on imported oil – which also has large implications for the financial sector.The sensitivity analysis and bound tests demonstrates a high vulnerability of Guyana’s debt to shocks, in particular, in the case of new loans on less favourable terms and one-time 30 per cent depreciation.Nevertheless, the analysis indicated that debt service would remain manageable, reflecting the high concessionality of public borrowing. However, under some situations and bound tests debt service could increase significantly, reducing the amount of resources available to public investment and social spending.It noted that in light of the risks associated with plans to significantly increase expenditure, the authorities should proceed with extreme caution, such as ensuring that the projects are financially viable and that they increase the economy’s productivity, and improve debt management.It added that a significant rise in non-concessional debt, including domestic borrowing, may be needed to finance persistent deficits. That would bring additional risks and therefore would warrant close monitoring.The country’s gross public debt to GDP ratio is projected to reach 60 per cent of GDP by 2021, a relatively high level which can bring heightened financing risks on the non-concessional component, but noted that the authorities are determined to promote a robust economy.The IMF stated that the authorities are committed to prudent fiscal policies, adding that “Guyana’s fiscal balance improved considerably in 2015, underpinned by the rebound in revenue collection”.The primary balance registered a 0.8 per cent of GDP surplus in 2015 from a 4.8 per cent of GDP deficit in 2014. The overall Non-Financial Public Sector (NFPS) deficit improved considerably from 5.7 per cent of GDP in 2014 to just 0.2 per cent of GDP in 2015.Guyana’s Executive Director for the IMF, Octaviano Canuto, addressed this matter in a statement, explaining that the country’s fiscal deficit is projected to remain between five and six per cent of GDP over the medium-term.“Given the ambitious development agenda undertaken to bridge the significant infrastructure gap and address unmet social needs, the authorities intend to carefully calibrate their consolidation strategy to limit the adverse impact on the debt-to-GDP ratio, without forfeiting their objectives,” he said, adding that they continue to improve their debt management strategy and emphasise that they will refrain from utilising non-concessional external borrowing.“Private Sector funding would be mobilised through the increased use of well-designed private and public partnerships,” he noted.last_img read more

Construction worker charged for raping teen

first_imgA 26-year-old construction worker was on Friday released on $250,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was hauled before the court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.Calvin Mann, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which was read in camera at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.The charge alleged that between August 1 and August 31, 2018, Mann committed the dreadful act on the child without her consent.However, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted to the accused while informing the court that the victim and the defendant are known to each other.The Chief Magistrate overruled the prosecution’s submission and granted the labourer his pre-trial liberty. Mann was represented by Attorney Stanley Moore.The case will continue on October 23.last_img read more

Huskies earn hard-fought first ‘W’

first_imgIt was a tough start for the Huskies, as right off the bat Fort St. John found themselves killing a 5-on-3 penalty. Despite killing off that 5-on-3 and gaining some positive momentum, another Huskies penalty resulted in a Slave Lake power-play goal, as a point shot was tipped in front of the net, past goaltender Travis McLean.As the physical first period progressed, the Huskies showed their ability to bite back, as rookie Tyler Norris tipped in a point shot off the stick of Jordan Gies with only 1:15 left in the opening frame, evening the score at 1-1.The Huskies wasted no time taking command of Saturday’s game in the second, as captain Cody Hildebrand popped in a rebound created from a Robbie Sidhu wrap-around attempt, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead.- Advertisement -Fort St. John continued to pour on the pressure, but was matched by a solid performance in net by Wolves goaltender, Cutris Malbeuf, who made some key saves to keep his team in the game.On the other side of the ice, McLean also showed he’s got some serious skill in between the pipes, making some very timely saves in the period, none bigger than 13 minutes into the second, where he made a huge blocker save on a Slave Lake breakaway, preserving the Huskies’ 2-1 lead.That lead was strengthened in the third as Rookie Jayton Wieler scored his second goal of the year, followed by sophomore Dylan Houle’s first of the year, giving the Huskies a 4-1 lead in the final frame.Advertisement Slave Lake did score one more goal in the third, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Huskies, as the game concluded with the Fort St. John earning their first home and regular season victory.Following the game, head coach Gary Alexander said despite the win, teams around the NWJHL haven’t seen the Huskies’ full potential.“We’re showing what we are working on. We definitely have more talent than what the kids are giving themselves to believe in. So we are going to be a force to be reckoned with in another half-a-dozen games.”The head coach also spoke about the strong effort of his goaltender, who made 34 saves for the team’s first win, many of them quality scoring chances.Advertisement “Travis had a hell of a game. It’s a good moral booster and we needed that out of him to get where we are going.”The Huskies will have one week off, then it’s back to business on Saturday, Oct 20, as the team will hit the road to play the Beaverlodge Blades, who currently sit tied for fourth in the standings at 2-2-0.SIDE NOTE: Following the game, a ring was discovered by a member of the Huskies organization in the women’s bathroom of the North Peace Arena. If you or someone you know has lost a ring please call Moose FM (250-787-7100), ask for Sean and describe it, to ensure it is returned to its rightful owner.last_img read more

Neymar speaks out on future after Manchester United transfer link

first_imgManchester United target Neymar says he is happy at Barcelona and is ready to sign a new deal.The Brazil captain was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer as Louis van Gaal desperately tried to strengthen his attacking options.United were reportedly prepared to splash out up to £240million to lure the 23-year-old to the Premier League and Neymar has admitted he had ‘conversations’ over a potential move.However, he now insists he has never had any intention of leaving the Nou Camp and is ready to extend his Barca contract beyond 2018.“I am very happy at Barca, and in Barcelona, where I have settled very well,” Neymar told Mundo Deportivo.“I have three more years left on my contract, and my father looks after these things.“Of course [I want to renew], but we’ll talk about that later“My only concern at the moment is to be focused on helping the team and to keep winning trophies at Barca.” 1 Neymar last_img read more

DD Gardening: Add some ‘star’ quality to your garden!

first_imgBorage, or Starflower, is definitely a plant you should consider adding to your garden, not only does it give months of colour but it’s also edible, adored by bees, produces wonderful edible seeds and when left alone will self seed throughout the garden – so great for covering banks and other out-of-the-way areas in the garden.In addition to all the above Starflower is also a most unusual colour of blue, and this startling blue is not a colour you see too often in the garden.This year I’ve sown my first batch of Borage (250 seeds for €2.50 – so great value!), these are now 3 weeks old so in another week or so I’ll pot these up into some larger pots for growing on, and then ultimately plant these out around the hedgerows, gardens and wherever I can fit some in! Advertisement From seed Starflowers grow easily and quickly, so if you get some this weekend you’ll be able to sow them straight away and will have nice usable plants in around 8 weeks.As mentioned before Borage is adored by bees, so when you have some of these added to your garden you’ll be providing some great quality feeding for our flying friends, with the plant producing fresh flowers for many months…. even if you nibble and eat away at them too. You see the flowers are delish, ideal for adding to ice cubes for a nice effect or for using as cake decorations – and the foliage is edible too.SONY DSCSo in addition to Starflowers being great for bees, edible, maintenance free they also adore our wet climate – the plants like to grow in damp soil in full sun, so our summers generally offer them a constant supply of damp soils…unfortunately!P.S. Advertisement There’s not long until the Spring Gardening event kicks off in Rathmullan House, join me for 2 days of gardening workshops in the wonderful walled garden this coming Thursday and Friday. Full details RathmullanHouse.com.DD Gardening: Add some ‘star’ quality to your garden! was last modified: April 4th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:borageGardeningGareth Austinstarflowerlast_img read more