Tuesday, January 29, 2008
little hipmeat & lotza backbone
one of my favorite things about winter is that i let my roses set hips and then i share with the birds and harvest them throughout the winter for vitamin C and antioxidants and for rosehip tea.
(the way i make the tea is to boil the hips for about ten minutes and let sit for about five minutes. i mash the hips up and strain.)
my favorites in my garden are dortmond, katy road pink and a buck rose named summer wind. ballerina sets beautiful hips, but they are so tiny and this girl likes a little hipmeat...and lotza backbone.