Today my wonderful husband spent a lot of the day managing the kids while I got to make something new! I am a serious hunter/gatherer. I think I would much rather stay home gathering plant products and shooting moose versus having a real job!
My project today: Rose Petal Jelly
We went quadding and I picked 8 cups of petals in about an hour. They are so fragrant and beautiful, yet so damn prickly!
Next step is to grind them up a little in the blender:
In the pot ready to boil:
I have two batches on the go here. Look what happens once it boils; the colour is gone from the leaves:
On the right is the rose petal jelly. I made 10 quarter pints today. On the left is my dandelion syrup. I made 7 half pints today! Very productive and fun day! Now to deck them out pretty and put them up for sale.
Recipe that I followed can be found here: