Monday, September 6, 2010

Rosehips


Yesterday we gathered rosehips to make jam. There were lots of rosehips this year and they were beautiful.

There were still some blossoms left and those smelled really good.

This bee thought so too and tried to gather some nectar.

When we got home we cleaned the rosehips and cut them in half. All ready to cook them and then make jam out of them. Yum!

9 comments:

Marlowe said...

That looks like fun. Do you have to remove all the seeds?

Katie Dalton said...

Is this a kind of fruit? I don't know if we have these in the US....

Sullivan McPig said...

@Marlowe: Yes, the seeds taste terrible, so we remove those after cooking the rosehips using a sort of grinder thingy
@Katie: It's the fruit of a rose plant.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip)
There's lots of different looking rosehips. These are cultivated rosehips, but there's also wild rosehips and those look smaller en less round.

Patricia said...

THE onley thinf i moe of the rosehips that of you don't like someone you can Grease someone with the Seeds. This is verry verry itchy :D

Demented Wench said...

Here I was thinking you would use a sieve or cheesecloth to remove the seeds. Just be careful around the grinder thingy. We wouldn't want you ending up sausage. 80

Hammie en Gea said...

That looks like a lot of fun to make jam like that!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I don't think I've ever tasted rosehip jam before, but I'm sure it's delicious! =) You have a really good haul in that bucket, so you should have enough to last you for a while.

vvb32 reads said...

rosehips look like cherry tomatoes. i'm curious how they taste?

Will said...

Neat, I've never had rosehip jam, or rosehip anything, now that I think about it. They are really pretty, though. Very nice!