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    Saturday, June 11, 2011


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    During our walk today, I saw a rose bush and thought to myself: I wonder if Norma has the recipe of this jam of hers on her blog,,,
    Quite amazing I think :)


    You've reminded me that I need to take an after-dark walk with my garden shears to the house that's for sale...


    Funny, I was just did a copy and paste into my recipe template and went to save the recipe and realized I had it saved from your blog last year. According to my previous recipe, you posted it on 6-22-10. It says the estimate for amount is 7 4 oz jars. I haven't made it yet because I haven't had access to unsprayed rose petals, but I hope to some day. Sounds lovely!


    I am picking strawberries today so I will probably be making strawberry jam tomorrow. Not enough roses around here for your rose petal jam but I'm sure it's wonderful!


    Thank you for the recipe! I've got a deep pink rugosa that's trying to take over the world, starting with the flower bed on the west side of my house. At the rate it's spreading, I'll soon have roses enough for everyone...


    Okay, Norma, I am finally going to try this just once, this week, before I cut down our wild rose bush for good. If it's as excellent as you say I may regret the bush-cutting-down, but that's how she goes, I guess.


    I wonder if I can find some rose petals. I haven't seen a rose bud around here as yet!


    Oh, this is perfect timing. as our roses are just blooming. They are cream-colored with pink edges, though. I wonder if I could just add a little food coloring, as much as I dislike the stuff, to avoid the problem you noted.


    Okay. You have inspired me to *finally* try making this jam -- after years of reading about it on your blog. The husband is on board, and even offered to run to the grocery for a fresh lemon, so it looks like it will be a family affair.


    I am totally intrigued as to the taste, so will have to strongly encourage my husband the "landscape gardener" to lose the chemicals so I can try it. We are just going into our winter so have awhile to convince him ;)


    I'm always so curious as to how this tastes! But where would I get the rose petals? (Sigh. Can't trust florists' not to have pesticides.)


    Now I'm wondering where Gayle lives ;).. I doubt I'll ever have roses, too shady here in this yard but oh, how I love your rose petal jam!!!!!
    People.. it IS magical stuff! and because you can smell the roses while you're bringing the spoonful to your mouth.. it tastes like roses. One of the most delightful pleasure I've ever experienced.

    elizabeth a airhart

    thank you walmart does not carry this item
    you could convince the head office?

    Robin V

    Doesn't everyone store recipes in their clothes closets?

    Jean E.

    I have been enjoying the smell our wild roses (unfortunately, white) for several days. The fragrance reminds me of your wonderful jam. Sigh.

    Kari W.

    My husband came in Friday to let me know the old rose bush from my grandmother was finally blooming. And then yesterday I read your blog reminding me of your wonderful recipe (my roses were done blooming last year when you posted the recipe). Off to the store I went to get the pectin and a lemon and I am now the proud owner of 4 jars of rose petal jam. If it tastes even half as good as the stuff I licked off my fingers during the clean up process, I'll be a very happy camper indeed.


    If a person had only white and yellow rose, wouldn't a wee drop of food coloring be a quicker alternative than driving to the garden center and buying a red rose bush and bringing it home and planting it and watering it and feeding it and covering it for winter and uncovering it in spring and doing that for several years until it yielded enough red petals for jam?

    Mary Lou

    OK, this may be my year to try this. Tons of Canadian explorer roses in deep pink. Questions, do you refrigerate immediately after filling the jars, or let set at room temp. Thanks!

    Seanna Lea

    I have roses in my yard. I'll have to try with them (because I definitely do not spray anything in my yard).


    I'm new here so I did not know about the recipe. Going to give it a go--my roses are just starting to bloom, and look really nice. but the prospect of roses in winter-that is wonderful.


    Kmkat: I think a drop or two of red food coloring would be fine, if you are not averse to red food coloring.

    Mary Lou: The recipe says to let it sit for six hours to firm up before putting it in the fridge.


    I'm not sure it can be done, but if you can quarter the recipe for the blender part and then pour your pectin mix evenly between the four jars, you could maybe use this tip to minimize the amount of rose-petal-goodness you lose to container transfer:

    Actually, I'm thinking that you might have to do more than 4 large jars for enough headroom to mix.

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