As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: Rose Recipes from Olden Times by Eleanor Sinclair Rhode
This is an oldie but goodie and it was published back in 1973.
The author teaches many applications for working with roses including how to crystallize the petals and preserve the buds, how to use the rose leaves to flavor wines and vinegar, and how to use roses in medicinal ways.
So much rose wisdom has been lost to time. It’s wonderful to have resources like this still available. This book offers 83 recipes all together thanks to the herbalist Eleanor Sinclair Rhode, who gathered her information from a number of legendary herbalists, such as Sir Hugh Platt, Gervase Markham.
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