It is also an old tradition to add scented
geraniums to jellies. To actually flavor the jelly with Attar of
Rose, you will need to use the leaves during the boiling of the jelly. For 4
pounds of apples, insert about 14 whole leaves of the geranium in a cheesecloth
pouch and remove when jelly is ready to set. Add about 2 Tablespoons of chopped
flower petals for appearance right before pouring into the jars. Make sure to use only
the flower petals and not the bracts that hold the flowers. Never use plants or
flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals for culinary purposes.
More on Planting,
Pruning, Fertilizing, and Using Scented Geraniums.
Attar of Rose Geranium is one of the six
plants chosen to be in our Edible
Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.