Question: Have you ever heard of rose wine?
Answer: Yes, though we have to admit we’ve never tried it-and we’re not convinced it’s the best use for beautiful rose petals! We found this recipe in an old book: Pour one gallon of boiling water over 3 to 4 quarts of petals lightly packed. Toss in the cut up rind of 2 oranges and 3 pounds of sugar. Boil for 20 minutes, cool, strain, and add a package of yeast dissolved in warm water. Add the juice from the two oranges and 4 or 5 white peppercorns. Let all ferment in a covered crock for 2 weeks, then strain, discard petals, and bottle in sterilized jars, corking lightly. Wine will be ready in about three months.