Cowslip is a European plant related to the primrose, with several small deep-yellow fragrant flowers growing from a single stem. It is native to temperate regions of the Old World. The oxlip (Primula elatior) is also closely related. (Primula veris, family Primulaceae.)
Cowslip Fruit Cake
Cowslip Fruit Cake takes its name from the deep-yellow and the fragrance of the flower.
Cover 12 ounces Sultanas and 4oz glace cherries with water boil for five
Place in 8 inch tin lined and bake for 2 and a half hours at 250 - 270
Alone and Content
Vi Jones İOctober 21, 2003
In this exercise we explore this intriguing tradition of the Hermit and meditate upon the contemplative solitude that has appealed not only to Christian hermits but also artists, philosophers, travellers and writers from ancient times until the present day.
Excursion to the old Lemurian Hermitage
I lead the way up the steep mountain path, my blue backpack filled with the makings of afternoon tea. My back pack carried all the implements for the craft of coffee making. A large thermos filled with hot water; a tiny thermos with rich Carnation evaporated milk; sachets of sugar to replenish energy; Arabica blend ground for a plunger; a sturdy bodem and a tupperware container filled with fragrant slices of Cowslip Fruit Cake.
Upon arrival we split up, finding sanctuary within quiet corners of the old hermitage.
As the sun began to slide behind the mountain tops we gathered, the steam rising from the thermos, the heat from our cups warming our hands. The fragrant cowslip melted in our mouths as, in turn, we shared the sweets of solitude.
In the Hermits Garden
why do their small certainties
why do their small truths
Heather Blakey 2003