Wild Things in July Round Up - Rose

*Of course it is appropriate that Bek, my Wild Things co-host, of Cauldrons and Crockpots fame, should have put together the round up this month. The woman is mad for roses.  And who could blame her, being that rose is such a lovely herb for both cooking and medicine.  Here's what she wrote this month.*

By this time in Southern California there are only a couple of straggling roses remaining. I saw some lovely big red rose hips already last week. With a couple of big jars of rose elixir brewing, and some lovely dried petals and fragrant leaves, I think I have enough to last the rest of the year… hopefully.

Though most of these recipes call for fresh rose petals, I’d try them with dried too. Just to hold onto the season for a little longer.

And I won’t keep you any longer- here are some gorgeous rose recipes:


A fantastic write up and recipe for Rose Baklava from the wild woman Kiva Rose.

Wild Rose Petal Mead from Rosalee de la Foret of Methow Valley Herbs.

Beautiful rose petal jam from Emiko Davies

The lovely Ananda Wilson of Plant Journeys made a decadent rosey snack:

Rose Macarons from Pink Velvet Sparkles

Rose petal flan at Simply Recipes

Butter Powered Bike made a gorgeous Rosy Lemonade. 

And she also made a Strawberry and Wild Rose Shrub  that looks and sounds yummilicious (that’s a technical term).

Rose and Cardamom mava cakes from Cauldrons and Crockpots.

Rose Passion Tea from Cauldrons and Crockpots.

Moroccan Kefta tagine (dried rose petals in the spice mix) again from Cauldrons and Crockpots.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and helped to inspire others to cook with forage.  See you next month!


  1. A beautiful round up of rose petal recipes. There are a few that caught my eye and definitely bookmarked them for future use. Thank you for sharing!

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

  2. I feel the same way, Maria! Looking at these recipes makes me sad that the season is over, and that I'll have to wait so long to use the petals again.

  3. Bookmarking this post! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth n Soul hop.

  4. Butter I never knew so many awesome things could be made from roses! And btw I agree completely about not all of the good things being in Tahiti or some other far off place!

    Thanks for the wealth of info and for sharing at the hearth and soul hop last week.

  5. I never sent my links to you but I did make a few things with rose petals. These recipes all look wonderful! Thanks for the inspiring round up with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  6. So many great contributions this month, I wholeheartedly agree!


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