Since her recent trip to North Africa, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks has been inspired by roses. “I’ve been keeping a bottle of rosewater and a jar of petals on the counter since I’ve been back from Morocco, working them into all sorts of different dishes, both sweet and savory,” Swanson tells Remodelista. Here are a few images from her rhubarb and rosewater syrup recipe.
Above: Swanson balances the rhubarbs’ tartness with tangy lime juice and adds a decidedly floral note at the end with the rosewater. She recommends using the syrup on plain yogurt or adding a few drops to sparkling water. To get the complete recipe, go to 101 Cookbooks.
Above: Per Swanson’s instructions: “Chop a few stalks of rhubarb, toss with sugar, then let the mixture sit around until everything settles into a cold, sweet stew.”
Above: Straining the rhubarb.
Above: The end result; perfect as a cocktail mixer. Consider serving in similar Moroccan tea glasses.