Eat Your Roses! 12 Recipes with This Incredible Edible
Don’t let your garden roses fall off and rot, put them to good use in the kitchen.
Many of these recipes call for rose water, which is easy to make. Simply rinse off 1 cup of rose petals, place them in a sauce pan and add distilled water until the petals are just barely covered. Simmer on low, but don’t boil, until the petals turn pale – about 20 minutes. Strain into a glass jar and seal. It will keep, refrigerated, for about a week. You can add a teaspoon of vodka to the pot as a preservative, and the rose water will last a bit longer.