Archive for July, 2011

Rose distillation day

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Last Sunday (10th) a group of 15 herb folk met up at the Asha centre in the Forest of Dean to sample and distil a selection of the wonderful collection of Roses they grow there. Since electric/gas seemed so sterile in such a beautiful environment, we made life far more difficult/colourful for ourselves by distilling over embers collected from a fire. The 2 hour process of blowing on the ember to keep the heat up was enjoyed by all, and we ended the day with three subtly different rose waters to sample.