I Promised You A Rose Garden: Rose Petal Jam



In shallow stainless pot spread hulfe prtion of the rose petals' covered with boiling water. Let it steep for one hour, covered.
Sieve the petals, saving the water, and set aside. Return the water to the pot add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add the petals and cook on low slow flame until it reaches the boiling point. Lower flame and continue cooking and stirring constantly, making sure not to let it burn.
Cook to reach sating point. Check by freezing a plate and pouring some of the jam on it; when touched, it should have a string pulling up like a spider web.
You will need one or two sterilize glass jars to store the preserve.




Monday i was in my family farm for one more visit. while driving toward my parents home the very bright red color of a long line of blooming roses caught my eyes. Stop! - the voice in my mind say. Don't you see? You where dreaming about it in Singapore...but there is no such a thing as fresh organic fragrant roses to buy there, not talking about stopping and picking up flowers from the neighbors garden. But the place i grew up in is such,{i am just a farm girl ;)} im LUCKY. As neighbors its common we cross each other yard to pick each other garden's goods, it can be lemon for fresh salad, flower, mint for tea and other great organic lovely gifts.

As i stood there picking up those amazing rose petals the fragrant and vibrant colored they drop happily (or not) into my bag. Oh the smell hit my Brian true my nasal pat... straight to the limbic system evoking sweet memories of my granny cooking and baking with rose water, or distilling rose petals water for last hair rinse. Those days are well engraved in my mind. Fragrant memory's.

jam is a perfect gift for valentine's Day, an aromatic filled with love sweet treat. and of course a great dish for MIMUNA.

Enjoy the gift of nature you have just gave your self. Smell the memory. It's free. Like she say "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." Gertrude Stein

Have great fragrant day. The Rose for you all. Or travel to the past With The Elf of the Rose. Thanks.


Cookingstyle writing from sunny Tel Aviv.


2 jars of 500 Ml. volume.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:36pm


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