Rosewater

Yield: 1 Servings

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Gather about 2lbs. of scented petals before they fall. The fresher the better. The actual ratio of Roses to water depends on the color and fragrance desired. You can start with about 2 cups of rose petals firmly packed to a litre of water. Place in an enamel saucepan or preferably earthenware pan. Cover wih cold soft water (preferably rainwater). Bring almost to a boil. Let cool. Strain. Be careful not to scorch. Red Roses cause the water to turn a pale pink. Other color roses turn the water a brownish yellow muddy color. The water will remain scented for a good two days. Refrigerated it lasts longer.

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