April 30, 2006
Getting Ready for Mother's Day
My mom loves anything Rose...perhaps because she was born in Portland Oregon
I am lucky, when I bought my rundown, totally to restore, moneypit 1/3 of a farmhouse in Tuscany ( NOT FRANCES MAYES), it had an antique rose bush.
It survived the restoration,being moved and my not being a gardner.
I have been making Rose Jam, and now am trying my own hand at Rose Syrup.
This is for my mom... Happy Mother's day!
Sciroppo di Rose
3 cups of aromatic rose petals, not sprayed!
4 cups water
4 cups sugar
4 tbs lemon juice
red food coloring ( I am trying red poppy petals!)
Rinse off the rose petals to remove dust and any ants or spiders.
Bring water to a boil.
Turn off heat and add petals ( rose and poppy).
Let sit for 12 hours.
Strain the water from the petals, saving the water in a pot.
Squeeze all the water out of the petals into the pot.
Add sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
Turn off and bottle.
Rose syrup is fabulous on yogurt, ricotta or in drinks.