(for when you feel a cold coming on)
1 cup seedless rose hips
1 quart water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Yogurt or sour cream (optional)
Soak rose hips in water overnight.
The next day, simmer the rose hips, water, honey, and cinnamon for 30 minutes. To minimize the loss of vitamin C, simmer - don't boil - the soup for 30 minutes ONLY, keeping a lid on the saucepan. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly, and whirl in a blender until smooth. Chill, and serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream, if desired.