Do you have roses in the garden that have not been sprayed? Then you can make the nicest and tastiest things with it. Get inspired with 6 x roses used differently. Make jam, syrup, tea, rose water, candied roses or use the roses to dry.
Many people (especially women) love roses. Not surprising when you consider that these flowers are available in all colors of the rainbow. They are also fairly easy plants to care for. Most roses bloom from May/June to October. Which type and color you choose depends on your own preference and the space in the garden.
You can leave the flowers on the bush or pick them and make other things with them. Roses are extremely suitable for consumption (note:the roses must then be unsprayed) and can be processed into various care products. Below you will find a number of tips for using roses differently.
Do you have a few roses in the garden? Then consider doing or making the following things with it.
You can make delicious jam from roses. The jam is delicious with toast, cake or ice cream. In addition, homemade rose jam is also nice to give as a gift. Fill the jam in a beautiful glass, add a personalized label and you have a perfect and above all unique gift. Made with lots of love.
Supplies for making rose jam
Rose jam recipe
100 grams of rose petals (unsprayed and checked for caterpillars and other animals)
250 grams of jelly sugar (2:1)
3 Lemons (organic)
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
How to make rose jam
You can also make delicious syrup from roses. Something different than the standard syrup that you can buy everywhere in the store. Note:It seems that rose syrup acts as an aphrodisiac. So perhaps less suitable for giving to children.
Rose syrup recipe
2 handfuls full of unsprayed rose petals (preferably scented rose varieties)
500 grams of sugar
½ teaspoon citric acid
How to make rose syrup
Rose tea is not only delicious, but also very healthy. To make rose tea you need dried rose heads. Use small rose varieties in advance for this. The tea is soothing, helps with insomnia, headaches and depression.
Rose tea is made by adding a few rosebuds to 1 liter of tea. Let it steep (5 minutes), remove the roses and enjoy a delicious cup of rose tea.
You can buy rose water, also known as rose hydrolate, in the store and online, but you can also make it yourself. Rose water can be used in pastries and cakes. In addition, rose water is a blessing for your skin. The water contains many vitamins, including vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. By using rose water, the blood circulation of the skin is stimulated.
You can use rose water for :
Want to make rose water yourself? This is possible with the step-by-step explanation below:
500 grams Rose petals
500 ml distilled water
Pan with lid
This is how you make rose water
As you can see above, it is not very easy to make rose water yourself, because you need quite a few rose petals. Only use unsprayed rose petals for this.
Did you know that you can also make a delicious delicacy from roses? The candied rose petals have a soft and sweet taste. You can simply snack on it or use it as a decoration on cake, cakes, pastries and ice cream.
20 (scented) rose petals
100 grams (coarse) sugar
How to make candied roses
Do you want to enjoy your roses longer? Then you can let the roses dry. There are several ways to dry roses. Choose an oven if you want to get the roses quickly or let them hang upside down in a dry and dark place for a few months. Dried roses can be used as wall decorations, processed in DIY projects or used in tea.
Reading tip:this is how you make dried flowers
What do you do with roses? Do you just enjoy it in the garden or do you process it further?