Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 12, 2012

Cowslips or Peagles

 

Cowslips

Cowslips are known best for their medicinal properties but I have found several cookery receipts (recipes) for them.  Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th century English astrologer and physician, wrote in his herbal: The flowers are held to be more effectual than the leaves, and the roots of little use.  An ointment being made with them, takes away spots and wrinkles of the skin, sun-burning, and freckles, and adds beauty exceedingly….  The cowslip flowers pictured in the rye straw basket, I picked for a Cowslip pudding.

 

My next hearth cooking class is May 19th, 2012.  Visit my website for more information and view a video of a class at:  www.hearttohearthcookery.com

 

 


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