1 cup tightly packed, unsprayed, fragrant rose petals*
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Mix together rose petals and sugar in glass or stainless bowl. Cover bowl halfway with plastic wrap. Let stand 2 days in dry place, stirring every day.
Then toss, cover completely
Process mixture in blender or clean coffee grinder. (Get old coffee out of the grinder by grinding a piece of stale bread!)
* Be sure to use unsprayed rose petals and, after you rinse them, let the petals get thoroughly dry before you add them to the sugar. Old-fashioned and heirloom roses produce very fragrant blooms that will perfume the sugar best.