At work we have alot of rose bushes - about 800 Damask rose bushes were planted, and we harvest the beautful roses by hand to be tinctured.
Imagine how delicious they smell on warm days - when I walk down the avenues of them I breathe deeply, and watch the countless bees drifting between them all.
Rosehips form over autumn, and can still be found in winter - they deepen in colour over time, and are best to harvest after the first frost.
Health benefits of rosehips...
Other tit-bits about rosehips...
How to make Rosehip syrup...
There are so many different ways to make syrup, mine is simple, and I don't follow any strict rules on it. It changes every time, depending on the herb/fruit; and I don't have much of a sweet tooth so I tend to hold back on the sugar, and if I find it too sweet, I add some lemon juice to cut through and balance it.
However the sugar acts as a preservative, and a thickener, so mine tends to be slightly more watery.
500g (at least) rosehips
250g (preferably organic) unrefined cane sugar
1 x lemon
Water - enough to cover
Use daily thorugh winter - pour over pancakes, add to smoothies, dollop into your porridge, add to water hot or cold for a refreshing drink....or if you are over 18 - add it to prosecco or cocktails!
Store in the fridge or a cool place, and ideally use within 4-6 months.
Emma is passionate about promoting good health, and likes to keep things simple. She enjoys yoga, meditation & being outdoors, yet likes to indulge in coffee, wine & cake - Everything in moderation!