The “Kiss from a Rose”, Almond and Rose Bread

I remember when I worked in Connecticut a few years back, and trying to win the "affections" of a lady in Hartford, I was considering sending her flowers, since I heard from a friend of hers she loved roses, but when it came to flowers, her girl said she liked something original, not the flowers in cheap plastic wrap from White Hen Pantry.

No problem, I'm a modern man, and I remembered this crude, but funny joke that Humphrey Bogart said in an old movie, in reference to a tank engine that wouldn't start, and it needed to be fed more gas.

Humphrey Bogart said…. "A tank is like a woman, you don't feed them, they don't do nothing"….LOL

Anyhoo, my fascination with health and healing benefits of roses led to the article The Benefits of Rose Water, and I did take advantage of the amazing edible properties of roses and made that lady in Connecticut and Almond and Rose bread………and, I did get a "Kiss From a Rose" (and more) at the end of it all 🙂

Roses are edible flowers. From ancient times they have appeared at feasting tables as bouquets and as food. The flavor of roses is varied as the colors. The sweet, tart or spicy petals are easy to use and popular additions to any kitchen.

The "Kiss From a Rose" Almond and Rose Bread

*  8 oz grass fed butter, softened (find grass fed products near you go here)

3 Tbsp. (more or less) depending on taste of Coconut Palm Sugar

* 3 pasture raised eggs, beaten
*  2 cups organic self raising flour, sifted
* 1 cup organic ground almond [almond meal]

*  finely grated zest of 1 organic lemon

*  1/2 cup grass fed milk AVOID CONVENTIONAL DAIRY!!!!!
*  1/4 cup dried rose petals, finely chopped
*  a pinch of
Pink Himalayan Salt (or alternately Celtic Sea Salt) AVOID COMMON TABLE SALT


Grease (with coconut oil) and line a bread pan or loaf pan with baking paper. Pre heat oven to 330. Cream butter, xylitol and salt in a bowl with an electric beater until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the flour, almond meal, lemon zest, rose petals and give it a whiz. Add the milk and mix till smooth and combined.

Pour batter in the prepared pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely in the tin to avoid breaking it. When the bread is cooled but still a tiny bit warm, remove from the pan and slice it. Serve with a sprinkling of Birch Tree Xylitol and rose petals.

…..also as a quick note, I don't have any gluten issues, and I don't eat a whole heck of a lot of bread, but when I do eat bread or grains, I pop one of my home made papaya enzyme capsules to digest gluten. Just my way of thinking "out of the box" and addressing the grain free/gluten free movements in a way that I think works for me. I simply don't feel the need to give all my breads, as long as they are occasional, and made from the highest quality ingredients.

When that lady in Connecticut bit into my piping hot Almond and Rose bread, it was like "game over". We had a ton of energy anyway so the "romantic interaction", as brief as it was, since I had to move to Portland Oregon soon after, would have probably happened anyway. It was that kind of energy that was very intense and genuine, but we both knew it wasn't sustainable, in that it would not last forever, like a volcano eruption.

She was actually mentally preparing to marry some dude out there, but told me it was dreadful because she wasn't feeling any real "emotions" from him, same with me and my ex-girlfriend , although I just "walked away" from my plastic relationship….I don't do nothing but "the genuine"………

I am your typical guy, I'm into what guys call the four "S" –>"Sex, Sports, Sandwiches and Sleep". However, I must admit,  for me, there is nothing like that first genuine kiss from a woman you are really digging.

…………………especially a "Kiss from a Rose"

~stay healthy~


You guys know how I sling it on my blog by now, any excuse to post one of my favorite songs………

To that "Special Lady" in Connecticut, we never got time to see where that brief interaction would have really gone, but I will carry with me forever my "Kiss From a Rose" 🙂

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Beautiful bread – beautiful  story.


Thanks, my blog is “not for profit”, these comments are my “payment” ~stay healthy~


Hi. That bread looks so good. ¿Any suggestion to sustitute the self raising flour ? I can't have wheat at all. ¿How about quinoa or millet or buckwheat flour ? Thanks in advance. 


Hi Chana,

I never feeling that quinoa, as much as I agree with it health claims. It has such a boring taste to me. It should be obvious I’m all about the best tasting healthy food. Millet I haven’t tried, but I know it is very healthy. It was the staple in America before Wheat, and is high in cancer fighting B14 Nitrilosides. Buckwheat I’m not truly familiar with, but when you are a health blogger you always hear about buckwheat as being very healthy.

Someone sent me something on Pamela’s Bread Mix and it seems to get a lot of praise.

I regret I simply have not have had time to experiment with it, but that is where I am gonna start. I’m technically Gluten Free now, no grains for the last 2 years but I really miss a good piping hot bread.

Good Luck!!! Let us know if you run across anything promising………

Doug Wallace at Gaia Health Blog


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