Rose petal jam

What a bumper year for roses. I can’t believe how prolific they are right now. The scent in the courtyard is so pervasive.

And naturally what I can’t cut and put into a vase I’m turning into jam.   Strawberry and rose petal jam no less. It is my favourite – possibly because it’s the first of the year and I’m not tired of endless jam making just yet.

Nineteen pots of jam so far and I could manage a dozen more before next week.   All I need to do is make time to pick the strawberries.