Sunday, August 30, 2009


This post is for Moira as she wanted a post about tradional food. Maybe this is not tradional for most dutch people but it is for my owner and her OH.
So Moira: This is for you!

Today we went out to the park close to our home to gather rosehips to make jam.

Couldn't resist taking a few pictures of signs too.

Anyway, this is what we were after: Rosehips

Most rosehips were ripe, but there were even some flowers left.

When we had enough rosehips we went home and started cleaning them from leaves and we cut them in half.

Next we cooked them for awhile.

The seeds of rosehips aren't very tasty so we needed a way to seperate them from the fruity part of the rosehips: A fruit grinder thingie!

Checking out if the blade is good enough to do it's job.

And in they go!

The fruity part of the rosehips gets grinded to a pulp and pushed through the grate part of the grinder while the seeds stay in the grinder.

After all the seeds were seperated from the fruity part and the fruity part was all pulp we added a special sugar that is made to use for making jam and such and we cooked the sugar and rosehips mix for 4 minutes.

After it's cooked it's jam and it can be put into jars which then have to stand up side down for about 5 minutes so they seal themselves air tight.

After that it's time for a well deserved rest.


Cindy said...

i have never heard of they do by another name?

very cool!

Eve Noir said...

very interesting post. (as well as informative!) i've heard of rosehips but i don't know if they mean something different in the US. hm...maybe that's what Cindy is wondering too...???

love the signs, as always!
take care & thanks for the lovely post.~

xox, eve

Hammie en Gea said...

Wow! You and your owner make a lot of nice things to eat or drink from things you find in nature! I never knew that you could take them just like that! Did your owner try that herself one day, or is a family tradition?

The Queen of Clearance said...

rosehips eh? are the like tomatoes? Ive never heard of them...hmmm...fill me in on what these are please!

Marie said...

Thanks for the post Sullivan!! Can't wait to see more! Yes, yes I want to see more, I am greedy!! LOL

Anyways, we have rosehips here in Canada but they are smaller and redder usually, and although we don't make jam out of them, we do use them to make tea although I haven't had any in a long time.

Sullivan McPig said...

Here's some wiki information on rosehips:
Here we have both a cultivated version (the one we used) and a 'wild' version of rosehips (that's the smaller redder one). We also make jam from the wild version sometimes, but that one has a stronger taste then the normal one.

@Queen of Clearance: actually they do taste a little bit like tomato before you cook them.

@Hammie: The family of my owenr's OH used to make rosehip jam. My owner's father was more into wine making and I can tell you that rosehip wine is very tasty too.

Found art blog said...

Gosh how interesting!! I didn't know you could cook with Rose Hips....

Terra said...

I'm sure the rose hip jam tastes wonderful; when I lived in Istanbul I ate lots of delicious rose hip jelly. It was made of yes, rose hips and or petals, was clear and pink in appearance.
A great breakfast was a slice of feta cheese, sturdy bread and rose hip / petal jelly.

Sullivan McPig said...

sounds delicious!

Karen said...

Rozebotteljam, jummie, dan hoop ik dat ik je baasjes binnenkort een keertje tref via Angelique :) Gr.Karen

Sullivan McPig said...

Volgens mij komt dat wel goed! Ik heb iets opgevangen over gezamelijke kookplannen ;-)