My neighbor, Adrianne, came to me and asked if I had ever made rose jam. Since I don’t have an abundance of roses I had not. Adrianne on the other hand has the most amazing, gigantic rose bush with huge red tipped, yellow centered roses – perfect for making jam. She asked if I wanted to join in on the jam making and I jumped at the opportunity. We headed out to the rose bush in all its glory armed with gloves and sheers then we were hit by the beauty and fragrance. The two of us just stood there taking it all in, I couldn’t touch the roses, she tired, but chickened out. There we were two women on a mission and we ended up sitting in the grass just smelling the roses and dreaming of a rose jam that would not be. Maybe next year or when more rose buds burst open, but for that first bloom, we just wanted to enjoy it that much longer. For those that are more brave than us, keep reading for the recipe we were going to use…
Photo Source Corey Amaro
Photo source Corey Amaro
The writer of this recipe struggled with cutting her roses too, but she was more determined than us. Get the full how to along with her wonderful storytelling over at Tongue In Cheek.
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