As some of you may have noticed, on the side bar under the Back to Basics logo I have an updated daily tally of things that I have harvested. One of those items was rose petals. I received an email the other day asking about said rose petals.
Here on the Neophyte Homestead we eat rose petals in various forms. The ones I harvest here are for Rose Petal Jam.
2 cups rose petals ( finely chopped)
2 cups boiling water
2 3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
( I did not have 2 cups of roses, so I had to adjust the recipe to fit what I had)
cover the rose petals with boiling water, simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and reserve both water and petals. Add sugar and the honey to the water. Simmer for 30 minutes. add lemon and finely chopped petals and simmer 30 minutes. Pour into hot jars.
I added 2 strawberries to mine. I tastes like watermelon Jolly Ranchers.