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.