This is the perfect time of year to begin making rose vinegar. Roses are still blooming and the weather is mild. The process takes about six weeks so there is plenty of time between now and the holidays to complete the process if you begin now. Rose vinegar must be made with fresh, pesticide-free rose petals and white vinegar so it is inexpensive and easy to make. I began the rose vinegar 24 hours ago and as you can see, the color leeches from the petals quickly. Here is all I did:
I harvested and cleaned assorted rose petals from our garden and placed them into clean mason jars. Then I poured vinegar over the top and placed the jars in a dark corner. I think the vinegars will make a delicious addition to a dressing and make lovely gifts.
Please share your results if you start your own vinegar projects.
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