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Do you recognize this fruit?

Yes, it's a picture of a raw ingredient, instead of the finished dish.

That's because I realized that the recipe isn't worth the effort.

Earlier this year, I gathered rose hips from my wild rose bushes. I loved the idea of a taste of spring in the middle of winter. I froze the rose hips so that they would be ready any time.


The first step in preparing rose hip jam is to split each fruit lengthwise and remove the seeds. My rose hips were packed with seeds! It looked like it would take hours to remove the seeds from each rose hip.


Sweet idea, but I'll skip this recipe.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I've never seen rosehips before!
Jan. 2nd, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
It's what's left on a rosebush after the roses fall off.
Jan. 1st, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Make tea with them, everyone else does.
Jan. 2nd, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
How do I do that? Can I leave the rose hips intact?
Jan. 1st, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
splitting rose hips
Something to do while watching LOTR or Wagner's Ring cycle, perhaps.

Jan. 2nd, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: splitting rose hips
It's not the cutting in half that's so time-consuming, it's the scooping out the seeds - and I need to watch what I'm doing for that part. Although listening to podcasts could while away the time.

Edited at 2012-01-02 01:42 pm (UTC)
Jan. 1st, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, but homemade rosehip jam is so yummy -- a lot of work but worth it!
Jan. 2nd, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
That bowl of rose hips was all I harvested. So, it would be a lot of work for a very little bit of jam.
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