Starters (Side dish (2-4 servings))
2 cups rucola
¼ a cup mint
¼ a cup celery
¼ a cup rose petals
Take rucola, mint, celery, rose petals and wash and rinse them well. Mix them all in a bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper according to your taste.
Toss until all mix well and serve while fresh.
Preserving whole fruit or large pieces of fruit by cooking them with sugar syrup is a part of traditional cuisine in the Balkans.
Rose syrup is really easy to make. It tastes delicious and it can be used in a variety of desserts like ice-creams, yoghurts, drinks, cakes or puddings.
To dry your own rose petals at home, all you need are freshly picked rose petals, washed and then carefully dried of all remaining water.
Heat olive oil in a high pan and cook onion, garlic, ginger and red chilli pepper gently.
Briefly boil the sugar, citric acid, strawberry puree and honey.