Today I tried a nifty trick I saw on Alton Brown’s masterpiece show, Good Eats: making rose water at home.
The idea of eating my provincial flower excites me. Unfortunately, our true wild roses have already lost their petals and developed hips. There are, however, several late-blooming domestic varieties still flowering.
Wherever you get your roses from, make sure that they haven’t been treated with any chemicals.
adapted from Good Eats
- 1 L rose petals, chemical free
- 2 L water>
The set-up is simple. Start with a very large pot. I used my canning pot. Put a clean brick or heavy ceramic dish in the middle of the bottom. Scatter the rose petals around the brick. … Continue reading.