Rosehips

HW recognized an annoying spiky bush as a rosehip bush, and we harvested almost all the fruit off of it to dry it, although the bush fought back.

I was skeptical about the value of rosehips until he reduced a bunch of them down and made this amazing syrup.  Now I’m a big fan of rosehips.  I notice them unpicked in other people’s yards and also that they are almost unaffected by the freezing temperatures.

Rosehip syrup: Boil equal parts water and rosehips for an hour, then reduce heat, mashing fruit occasionally.  Sieve out seeds and skins and discard.  Add honey (1:8 parts) and simmer down to desired consistency.  Add pectin to make jam.

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