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Bexz Walker

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Rosehip Syrup is a winter must.  Packed to the brim full of vitamin C and other natural goodies, rosehip syrup has been used by families for generations to help with lowering fevers, help with colds and flu as well as a general tonic.  What's more, it tastes delicious!  You can drizzle it neat over hot crumpets, scones, toast, waffles, pancakes or ice cream, dilute it with 5 parts hot water for a soothing tea or 5 parts cold water for a home made cordial.  Perfect for children who are 'under the weather'.  Also great for freezing and using throughout the year!

Ingredients

  • 2kg rosehips
  • 3 litres of water
  • 600g dark brown sugar

Method

  1. In a large saucepan or stew pot, bring to the boil 2 (out of the 3) litres of water.
  2. Wash the rosehips thoroughly and then chop as fine as you can get them.
  3. Add the rosehips to the boiling water, bring the water back to the boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes of rapid boiling, take the pan off the heat and allow rosehips to steep in the water for 30 minutes.
  5. When the rosehips have finishing steeping, drain off the liquid from the rosehips (make sure you save this liquid!) using a fine sieve or jelly bag.
  6. Add the rosehips (now pulp) back to the big pan and cover in the last 1 litre or water.  Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5.
  7. Now add the 2 litres of liquid you had previously saved to the 1 litre of liquid you have just used, add the sugar and warm through until sugar is fully dissolved.
  8. Simmer the syrup for 10 minutes and then allow to cool.
  9. Pour into sterilised bottles or jars.  The syrup can also be frozen by allowing to cool completely and then pouring into freezer safe boxes/tubs.

Notes

Store syrup in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.  If freezing, use within 6 months.

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With articles in publications such as The Daily Mail, Reuters, Fox News, Bella Magazine & more, Bexz is a journalist, blogger & writer on all aspects of natural living including natural health, complimentary therapies & food.

With over 20 years experience writing for the food and natural health industries, Bexz knows her way around a kitchen as well as living the natural life and creating a natural home.  Bexz has worked with some amazing brands such as The Walt Disney Corporation, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Schar, Sainsburys, Lindt UK, Pukka Teas, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, Natural & Organic Products Show, The BBC, The Lord Mayor’s Show London and many more. 

Bexz is honoured to receive regular press accreditation for trade & retail shows like the Natural & Organic Products Show, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, The Allergy & Free From Show, among others.  Bexz has been a qualified complimentary therapist since 1995 and a web designer by trade.

Bexz is also a gamer and is proud to be part of the UK esports team ‘Bulldog’, she has been playing World of Warcraft since 2004 and runs a guild with over 500 members. She also now plays Overwatch competitively as part of the ‘Bulldog’ team.

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Bexz lives in the countryside just outside London and runs her busy household like a mini homestead. Because of this she has been writing and publishing articles and natural home recipes for over 25 years. All aspects of natural living and the natural home are covered from ideas, to recipes, to reviews and opinions. Many of her articles have been published and she was also nominated as Netmums blog of the week on several occasions and has also written for the Daily Mail amongst others.

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When Bexz was 19 she suffered a series of strokes and had meningitis which left her in a wheelchair, she was also diagnosed with M.E. and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Since then she has studied to become a fully qualified complimentary therapist and has great respect for all avenues of natural healing and wellbeing. She writes on various topics from reviews of products to new therapies, as well as general blogging on the subject. She has been published in Top Santé magazine and interviewed on BBC Radio several times.

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