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Friday, June 22, 2012

10 Rose Recipes I Want to Try

I love the delicate floral flavor of roses, and fortunately, the wooded area right by my house has lots of wild roses that haven't been touched with pesticides or fertilizers. My husband and son keep saying they will plant some in front of the house. Hopefully soon!
Prickly roses grow very well here and are used in all sorts of recipes.

University of Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has this PDF available for free download- Wild Roses- in that, you'll find recipes for:

Rose Petal Jelly- which is used as an ingredient in another recipe I want to try
Rose Petal Tisane (herbal drink)
Rose Hip Jelly- where rose petals have a floral taste, much like how roses smell, rose hips are tart and super high in various vitamins.
It also explains how to extract the juice to freeze for future cooking.

Storybook Woods has this recipe for rose syrup. A rose syrup can be used much the same way as simple syrups in recipes to add a great rose flavor. I also want to try it as a caffeinated soda.

Desert Candy has this rose jam tartlet with cream topping for finished rose petal jam or jelly. Yum!

The Nerdy Farmwife has a recipe for hard candy/throat drops - Rose-Petal Peppermint Drops - I probably would use something other than peppermint so the rose flavor would take center stage.

Boulder Locavore has a recipe for Rose Vanilla Ice Cream with Candied Rose Petals

Only Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini has a recipe for rose Turkish Delight (lokum)

Weekend Bakery has a recipe for Rose Tea Shortbread

Casa Dragones has a recipe for rose meringues with summer berries, goat yogurt rose mousse and raspberry sorbet (age verification required, but the recipe doesn't call for tequila)

I've posted lots of photos of that wooded lot in the winter, all snowy. This is what part of it looks like in the summer. Birch, spruce and cottonwood mostly in there. We do nearly all our grilling with locally sourced birchwood. Meaning trees our neighbors get permission from the city to cut down. Everything tastes so good cooked that way!

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