So here is my first attempt at making syrup. It turned out amazing. I am tempted to go out and gather more!
I went to my favorite spot to harvest a few rose hips. I was there walking with my daughter and the rose hips just beckoned to be admired. Voluptuous and cheery, the sun glistened on their waxy skins. I got closer to them to inhale their scent and watched all the wild birds fluttering around inside the depths of the spiny bushes. They were feasting too. We gathered about 2 pounds of rose hips. Being November, many had been exposed to frost and some were starting to grow soft. Rather than dry them for tea, I had thought of making them into cordial. I have a bounty of various cordials at the moment – the sour cherry and cacao turned out spectacular and I made a lot for…
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