Monday, 4 July 2016

Rowan Jelly Flavour of

Rowan Jelly Flavour of
*Intensely woody Fruits of the forest sweetness
Bitter Orange marmalade earthy bitterness
Red currant sweetness Vodka wormwood like bitters
Plumy plum skin
Dark chocolate bitter*

and i think a dash of Angostura bitters that a be the mix more or less

Originally shared by Jon “the chef” Hole

Rowan Jelly "Rowan is the tree of power, causing life and magic to flower."
Common name Mountain Ash
Uses: The hard pale brown wood of the rowan was used to make bows in the middle ages, also used for tool handles, bowls and plates and for general woodcraft.
The berries were used to make rowan jelly which was eaten with meat and helped prevent gout.

Containing high concentrations of Vitamin C, the berries were also ingested to cure scurvy

A rowan wand or walking stick will protect you from being harmed on a journey and bring spiritual enlightenment along your path.

Scottish tradition did not allow for the use of Rowan wood for any other purpose than ritual.

Rowan Jelly
4 lb Rowan berries, washed and stalks removed
3 lb Crab apples, quartered
1 lb Sugar for each pint juice

Put all the fruit in a large preserving pan and barely cover with water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes or until the fruit is soft. Allow to drip through a jelly bag overnight

Measure the juice and weigh out the correct amount of sugar. Add the juice and sugar to the cleaned preserving pan, and simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.

Increase the heat and cook at a full rolling boil for 5 minutes, then test for a set. 104 C
When the jelly has reached setting point, pot into hot, sterilized jars, seal and label.

Rowan Jelly, has a unique bitter/sweet flavor is traditionally served with game especially venison but it is a delicious accompaniment to any meats and poultry.Cold or hot

Warning Berries are poison when raw cooking destroys poison.

Rowan's name means "a secret" or "to whisper" and shares it's origin with rune.

"Rowan is not to be forgotten, set aside, or ignored.
She is the power within you to call forth your elegance and mastery of your logical mind as it intermingles with your intuitive powers.
She calls you into the path of future planning, use of symbology, and talismans to form order to your designs.

Let this time be the time you put your dreams into a sequence of architectural designs.
Perform an act of accomplishment for each step of your unfolding plan.

Use your act as a building block to bring your dreams to fruition. Trusting your intuition and logical intelligence will give you insights for more planning.
Let prophetic insights assist you."

The Faces of WomanSpirit
A Celtic Oracle of Avalon
by Katherine Torres, Ph.D.

Picture Jon Hole #Rowan

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