Sunday, 8 June 2014


by Andrea ( Bea )Vonk • 08/06/2014

Photo: Andrea ( Bea ) Vonk  Styling: Andrea ( Bea) Vonk

When I was wandering around the garden this morning I realised I was going to have a bit of a rose petal overload problem very soon.June is just about my most favourite month as all of the roses are then coming out, but roses flowering also mean petals everywhere . I thought to harness this gold rush of flower petals into something useful and a quick search gave me a wonderful recipe for quick home made rose water .

Here's how to make your rose water :
1.Pick your petals .
2. Wash the petals thoroughly so that eventual small insects that are on there are removed.
3.Place the petals in a large pot and add the distilled water.Add just enough water to cover the petals
4.Cover the pot then simmer on a low flame.
5.Let the water simmer till the petals have lost their colour and the water has taken on the colour of the rose petals.
6.Strain the rose petal water through a fine sieve and keep in a bottle or container in the fridge.

Once you've got your rose water supply covered, there is nothing from keeping you making the most fantastic things with it, like a raspberryand rosewater cheesecake .
Or keep it simple and use it on your ironing.As if that is ever going to happen with me. But cake sounds good.

1 comment:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
What a lovely blog header you created and also lovely post. Wish we did have such a rose overload here. We lost so many rose bushed due to the harsh weather that we cherish each individual rose!
Enjoy your second Pentecost day and have a lovely week.