When choosing rose petal or rose essential oil I ensure I use rosa damascena, Damask rose. You might find this variety of rose under the name of rose of Castile. The petals from this hybrid rose are used to make rose otto essential oil which is used in perfumery and aromatherapy. The flower is also used to make rose water. You need to ensure that you use organic petals for this berry and rose petal jam.
Scarlett, our Boxer puppy is growing into a monster. And I am not only referring to her size. At 7 months old she is as tall as Maxine was and weighs 23kgs. She is still fairly slim so I am not so keen on reducing her food intake just yet. Especially as she keeps on adding to it. I left a piece of swordfish out to defrost and sometime between the dishes being washed in the morning and the ironing being done in the afternoon she had scoffed the entire thing. This did not stop her from wanting supper, but it did not make her stomach pleasant the next morning. I thought that if I put everything edible away she would not be able to eat more that what was given to her. But I was wrong. She managed to get into my sweets.
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They are kept in a ‘lock and go’ plastic container but this did not stop her. I had sugar free jelly beans and licourice chews in there, together with some hard sucking sweets. Between the laxative effects of the sugar alternative and the licourice, her stomach was bad. So bad that I could hear the grumbling from upstairs. This emptying of her stomach must have made her very hungry as she then opened the bread bin and ate the pistachio honey cake. Dave and I had only had two slices of it so I was really mad. We now have a Scarlett shelf that she cannot reach. I made sure to place my berry and rose petal jam on it as soon as it was made as I needed it to cool down to go on my pomegranate scones.
- 250g frozen mixed berries
- 3 damask roses, petals only, lightly crushed
- 80g honey
- 15mls lime juice
- 7g apple pectin
- Place all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan
- Place on a high temperature and bring to the boil
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Place into a sterilized glass jar
- Allow to cool before refrigerating
Dave and I are leaving for overseas on the 2nd of September. We will be back at work on the 19th of September. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
What I blogged September 1:
- one year ago – Orange And Ginger Marmalade
- two years ago – In My Kitchen October 2014
- three years ago – In My Kitchen October 2013
- four years ago – Bread And Butter Pickles
- five years ago – In My Kitchen October 2011
- six years ago – Meringues