Summer Idea | Drying Rose Petals

ROSE & IVY Journal Drying Rose Petals

It is wonderful rose season around New York. I am incredibly lucky living in the city to have a beautiful English garden roses flourishing in my outdoor space.  While it makes me very sad to see them fade, I decided that I am always on the lookout for organic roses to garnish various baked goods, so I decided to harvest and air-dry them for later use.  It is very easy, you gather them, lay them on a plate or baking pan and let them slowly dry.  Once they are completed dried out, place them in an air tight container.  

Ideas: Garnish a cake, cookies or salad with these beautifully dried petals

*Photography by Alison