Monday, December 8, 2014

Rose Petal Jam

As you have probably gathered by now, I am passionate about my roses. I not only love them for their beauty, scent, etc.... but also for the way they connect me with my mum and grandmother. This is Albertine which is one of our shared favourites and is suddenly flourishing this year over the archway leading into our garden.
 Another rose I love in the garden is an unnamed variety (to me anyway) which has large, deeply fragrant, pink flowers. On Saturday it was bowing under the weight of so many roses, many about to drop their perfect petals and so, I set about making rose petal jam from this recipe.
It was magical to have the air fill with rose petal steam.
 And pretty. Pretty beyond belief.
 The best thing is that now I have lots of little jars to give as Christmas presents. Hopefully I might even keep one or two for winter when I start going into rose withdrawal. 
This is the beautiful bright pink rose that gave up its petals for jam (with some Pierre de Ronsard blooms keeping company)....
Lots and lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx.

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow that is amazing!!! I didn't know you could make rose petal jam. What do you usually eat it with? It looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure they will looooove their Christmas gifts.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I have never made jam before but would love to learn. I do adore rose petal jam and am currently working my way through a jar of Beerenberg's rose petal jelly.
    You have done a beautiful job of your jams - gorgeous colour.
    Once a rose lover, always a rose lover!
    What a great way to extend the enjoyment of them even when the flowering season is over.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how translucent that jam is. And the colour of it! Thank you for linking the recipe. :)

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  4. How wonderful! (Makes me miss my roses all the more this winter.) Definitely doing this next year, thanks for sharing. Did you leave the petals in or strained out before bottling? Another idea for those gifts, a crocheted rose jar topper.

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  5. Very pretty! I guess it can't get through customs! xox

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  6. I love rose petal jam but didn't have a recipe for it. Thank you so much! My vases will never see roses in them again but my jars will! 😉

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  7. Stunning photos! Roses always remind me of my grandmother as well :)

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