This is actually a gum resin, primarily used in Indian cooking. This is used in very small quantities with fresh and salted fish Ash Ash can be pickled. Boil it until tender in plenty of water, then pickle it in salted spiced vinegar Balm Balm has a pleasant lemon scent. Combined with other herbs it can be used in omelets. In Spain, Balm is used fresh in Soups, sauces, and in green salads Borage The young leaves can be chopped and added to salads. The flowers can also be used this way as well. The leaves taste lightly of cucumber. Borage leaves and flowers also make a wonderful and refreshing iced drinks. The flowers can be candied and used as cake decorations Borage is also particularly good with yogurt and cream cheese.