In ancient Rome, roses were often added to celebratory cuisine, and Middle Eastern fare still includes roses in numerous desserts. In America, candied rose petals were a favorite during the Victorian era.
It’s been a good year for roses. Not only are the fragrant flowers useful (we like to make rose petal syrup to flavor lemonade — which is a favorite and desserts) but our goats love the roses too. We get a kick watching the goats eat roses – thorns and all. Yeah, ouch I say! But they could care less about the thorns and munch happily on one of their favorite treats.
Now with the peaches coming in season, going to try mixing flowers and fruit!
Nothing goes to waste here on the urban homestead; if it’s not consumed by people or by our animals then the worms get the rest.