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.


Sis said...

Your post makes me want to go outside and get my hands real dirty. And then come in and boil some rosehips.

(PS - dontcha LOVE Buck roses? Summer Wind is one of my favs)

jackie said...

I've missed a few days (working at my old agency).

Dawn how do you make rosehip tea? I've always wanted to try that.

Val said...

I've never made or done anything with my rosehips. For me so far, they've just been pretty little things. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Dawn, you can't drop some cool info like that and not tell us how you make the tea!!! C'mon girlie! Love the blog, BTW.....

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

"Shake it to the left,
Shake it to the right,
Now do the hippy shake
With alla your might!"
-Swinging Blue Jeans

xoxoxo ;0]

P.S. I bought a lovely lavender and rosehips tea from my local tea shoppe.....aaaaaaaaahhh!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous hips, Dawn, they look like hachiya persimmons on first glance - so vibrant!

fiwa said...

Those are some saucy hips, ma'm. I'll chime in, I hope you're going to tell us how to make the tea!

Marilyn said...

Ditto on the tea making! :-)

I thought they were persimmon at first glance, too. You not only grow beautiful roses, but rose hips, too.


Ginni Dee said...

I love rose hip tea. Thanks for reminding me, I haven't had it in ages! Maybe I'll harvest some. If they aren't too nasty from this funky weather.

Brad said...

I've always wondered what to do with them. I knew they were good for you. Mine have never turned red - wonder if I have the right type and/or climate ?