Flowers, my friends.
It always comes back to flowers.
They're like vegetables, but tastier.
They're like fruits, but prettier.
They are the superior food.
Have you had anything rose flavored before? If you like how it smells in perfume/lotion, you'll like how it tastes too, I just bet.
Rose water is used primarily in Indian cooking, although I believe some farther eastern cultures use it too.
It's good in sweets, especially the yogurt drink, lassi.
I've put it into shortbread.
Lately my favorite is a very easy milkshake made with rice milk, about a teaspoon of rose water, a scoop of soy ice cream, and a pinch of cardamom.
You should try it.
So rose water. What do you think? Have you used it? What do you think and/or recommend? I'd love to find a savory use for it, if anyone has any suggestions.
p.s. the keen-eyed observer may notice that these are camellias in my photos, and not, actually, roses. Fooled you! Unless you noticed. But you know. Roses are out of season. So let's just use our imaginations, m'kay?