"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Anyone heard of Quince? Anyone like Quince? Anyone know what to do with Quince?


Our Quince are coming along. This is a pic of them from earlier in the week.

They are the last fruit we harvest from the orchard every year. And boy do they smell wonderful, the whole orchard smells like sweet pineapple, when they are ready to harvest.

I have yet to have make a truly successful recipe with them...but I haven't tried too hard yet either! Let this season be the season! Share your Quince recipes with me :)


Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever heard of these and I grew up in the country. Gorgeous photos though.

meemsnyc said...

I've never eaten quince before. I have seen other bloggers write about them. I'm sure one of them could share a great recipe with you.

Anonymous said...

hey there. if you know anything about canning and making jam, you could make a thick one with your quince. it goes great with sharp cheeses like manchego (a sheep's milk cheese from spain) or even a nice old cheddar. :)


Mark Willis said...

The Quince used to be very popular in the UK, but it went out of fashion, although I think it is coming back in again - you sometimes see it on the menu of the trendier restaurants. Have a look at Hazel Dene's post about them: http://hazel-dene.blogspot.com/2011/04/quangers.html