I adore roses, not only in the garden but in the kitchen too and each year try to capture a little of that summer magic.
Choose flowers that are fresh and unsprayed and pick in the early morning before the sun blazes down on them. Give them a shake to dislodge the insects crawling amongst the petals.
Scroll down for my favourite ways to use rose petals.
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Rose petals picked from the garden on a summer’s morning are gently infused in gin to produce this exquisite drink. The best way to make use of rose petals!
We eat these little fresh cheese balls with flatbreads and salads of roasted vegetables or fresh green leaves throughout the summer.
A fragrant summer cordial made with elderflowers and rose petals.
Light and airy marshmallows made with rose and elderflower cordial.
Sitting under the shade of an apple tree eating scones spread with good butter and a generous dollop of Rose Petal Jam is a pretty good way to spend time on a sunny, summer’s day.
For those days when you just want a spoonful of something sweet and rich.