Make Your Own Rosehip Syrup for a Great Autumn Tonic
Wild Rosehips are in abundance right now at the beginning of Autumn. They are packed with Vit C and really help to give you an immune boost as the Season changes. Here's how to make it.
- Pick a bowl of Rosehips from hedgerows or even from your own garden if you're lucky enough to have them.
- Crush up in a food mixer or roughly chop then place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until soft. Top up the water if necessary.
- When soft, remove pan from heat and leave to cool. Blend the Rosehips in a food mixer or just use a potato masher. Add a little more water if necessary - aim for a smoothe, slightly thick solution rather than anything too sticky.
- Tip the blended Rosehips into a strainer or muslin cloth over a large bowl and allow to drain until all the syrup is in the bowl and all the seeds and greenery remain in the strainer (they can go on the compost heap).
- Add a spoonful of good quality honey to your syrup if you wish and then decant into a clean, glass jar. Keep in the fridge and take a couple of big tablespoonfuls a day until it's all gone.
Enjoy and stay healthy this Autumn. Blessings, Susan