A Life in Rose!

A Life in Rose!

So while I was sleeping in rose petals, I dreamed of…you guessed it…


Isn’t this a pretty rose? (Oops, there I go taunting “Paris Glace” again! The full post on glaciers is coming soon, I promise.)

The roses that are grown for their oils around Grasse are the Rosa centifolia, or as they are often called the roses de mai.

And they love their roses! You could find them crystallized everywhere.


A tower of rose jelly.


Patés de fruits…


Even the wine is rosé!


I even saw white chocolate flavored with roses but, alas, did not get a picture. 🙁

I couldn’t resist this, though:


Rose salt.

And…rose pepper.


I curse myself now that I didn’t buy some.

Here’s a tip: when traveling, do the reverse of what you do when shopping at home. ALWAYS impulse-buy. You will regret it later if you don’t.

Even if it means you have to eat 2 kilos of chocolate in the airport to get your luggage home…

P.S. If you’re curious about rose syrup, Clarice over at Storybook Woods has been showing some suggestions of ways to use it, and even how to make your own!

  • Roses, roses, everywhere. How fun !!! Why can I see all this here were I live 🙁 It all looks divine. Ohh I wonder if I could make rose salt and rose pepper. Now you have my brain going !!! Clarice

    June 29, 2007 at 7:26 am
  • Aah the rose. Who can resist its charm? But rose salt? Hmmm…that’s a novel idea indeed. What on earth would one do with rose salt?

    June 29, 2007 at 9:40 am
  • Mmmm! Roses everywhere–what a dream! Rose salt and pepper…wow… I’m thinking some king of simple green salad, or barely cooked vegetables would be a lovely complement. Thanks for the sorbet recipe…yumm. I’ll have to haul the ice cream maker out this weekend:)

    June 29, 2007 at 9:55 am
  • Well I surely was wondering what rose shaped ice cream might look like. Wonder if by any other shape it would taste as sweet? Just wondering.
    Those little jellies look pretty succulent themselves…
    Don’t beat yourself up! You’ll be back in that gosh awful place soon enough! Right? 🙂

    June 29, 2007 at 2:22 pm
  • That rose salt and pepper……I want it!!!!!
    Yip…I agree on the impulse buy when you travel….many a time I wanted to kick my butt

    June 29, 2007 at 11:40 pm
  • I was at work yesterday, otherwise I would have complained bitterly, bitched and moaned and a number of other things if I had seen how you are cruely dangling that %$#@! French glace in front of us! ! !
    Mais OUI!
    Oh my, you did find a lot of goodies..
    How true that is about impulse-shopping.
    YOu ALWAYS regret the one thing you did NOT buy, rather than the other 800 you did.
    I was paid to learn that lesson as a sort of professional shopper, when I worked on 7th Avenue.
    They would send me to London for a weekend to scoop up Jeans ideas.
    Usually the time you waste diliberating could be spent buying other stuff too.
    Still there is something nice about being indecisive – the torture…

    Ice cream, ice cream, we ALL SCREAM for ICE CREAM!


    June 30, 2007 at 4:06 am
  • I made rose jam once, or I should say I attempted to make rose jam once, and instead made rose vodaka.

    A rose is a rose is a rose right?

    Sweet post Laura! And don’t listen to Paris glace 🙂

    July 1, 2007 at 4:39 pm

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