Friday, 6 August 2010

Flower Power Friday

Considering how badly I neglect my roses (forgetting to prune them at the right time of year, feed them and so on!), they’ve bloomed beautifully this summer…

"If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?"
~ G.K. Chesterton

"How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Mystery glows in the rose bed and the secret is hidden in the rose."
~ Farid ud-din Attar (12th-century Persian alchemist)


Saschi said...

your roses are beautiful! you know, you seem like the type that would make rose water. do you? and do you or have you made recipes with rose water?

Cosmic Goddess said...

Thanks for your kind words, Connie :-) I’ve never tried making rosewater, but love it drizzled over fruit salad. There’s a recipe on the BBC website for orange and date salad with rosewater, which sounds really good:

You’ve got me intrigued now as to how it could be incorporated into raw desserts – bet it would be great with pistachio nuts and honey! I’ll see what I can come up with and will hopefully have a few recipes to post here in a couple of weeks.