Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q. Quinces

Some think Quinces are quaint, but I quite like them. My quiet neighbour wouldn’t quarrel – I HAD to take them even though I quaked at the quantity.  She had no qualms and was quietly insistent. She felt queasy from quaffing the syrup.

I was in a bit of a quandary and questioned the cookery books and found some quality recipes. I stewed some with peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon peel, cinnamon and coriander pods (which was quite quick) and used the rest for Moroccan lamb.

There was better quality control than with the *cumquats ;)

Quick! Take a photo before they’re gone!

*Drabble about my failed cumquat "jam" here.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words No more, no less.

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13 comments:

baygirl32 said...

whole loq of Q's going on in there! I have never had a quince, the kind of look how I would picture the baby of an apple with a pear

Dafeenah said...

I did not know there were so many words that started with Q. You always amaze me every time.

Snakesmom said...

I think I love this "q" drabble! Nice job. :)

sue said...

Baygirl, they're a little bit larger, but the shape is like a pear. You wash the fuzz off before cooking them, and peel them. They start off sort of white then they go a rosy pinkish colour after simmering for an hour or so.
Dafeenah, I surprise myself too!
Snakesmom, Thankyou :)

Bob Scotney said...

This drabble made me dribble!

Mercy a.k.a Rogue said...

I havent had the opportunity to try a quince yet. What would you say tasted similar to a quince, if anything?

sue said...

Bob, well said!
Mercy, that was the question I hoped no one would ask. You can't eat them raw, so they're cooked in various ways, kind of grainy like some pears, a delicate flavour, er, my neighbour makes a sliceable paste and you eat it with cheese, they're used in Moroccan lamb dishes,which sounds weird, but is yummy! it's a very versatile fruit.
but this description is completely unhelpful :(

Manzanita said...

Sue, I don't think I've ever eaten a quince in my life. I know they are like a pear but they must not grow near us but we have fast refrigerated trucks....so why not??
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Jan Morrison said...

Oh I love quinces - such a satisfying post - only now I'm hungry - I want quince jam. I'll be by in a jiff to borrow some.
oh if it only it were true.
jan

Liza said...

I have quince bushed in my back yard, but they've never born fruit...and I've never tasted one. Sounds like I need to remedy that.

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! This is my second serving of Quince and I'm only on about my 5th blog this morning! I haven't tried them before but they look good stewed. (you could probably solve the jam mystery by asking Niki (Wool-n-Nuts)--it looks like she managed!)

Name: Luana Krause said...

I've never eaten quince but now it's on my bucket list.

Boonie S said...

This post reminds me of when I took my cue to Kew but quoldn’t find a Pool hall. I suppose that I hadn’t been properly watching my Ps and Qs…..
Thanks for a fun post.

Have a good weekend, Boonie