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Quince Jam — 10 Comments

  1. I’ve had Fall blooming crocuses, but not daffodils. Your flowers look more like crocuses, do you think, perhaps they are?

  2. We had the same double rainbow – and both ends were dipping in to the Med. It was a really beautiful sight but my poor little camera couldn’t cope. I always thought rainbows were a local phenomenon but if you saw the same one I must be wrong.
    Those flowers are not daffodils (or crocus) they are a sort of lily – called a ‘vendangeuse’ (female wine harvester in french) http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternbergia_lutea . A very cheery sight, we had some in our garden when we lived near Carcassonne.
    I love your stories – dogs, cooking in France, living in an old house.

  3. Grating all those quinces must have been a mammoth task – end result looks great and though not pink, the colour is lovely and very autumny !

  4. Katie, Don’t know how I missed you post about having some quince. I could have, and now will tell you that I have had the good fortune of a neighbor with several quince ‘trees’ -They are more like bushes.
    One year I decided to try to make Quince Paste. I had tasted it at a Tapas Bar and loved it.
    Good thing, cause it was a labor of love!!
    It was wonderful with Manchego cheese and a glass of wine. Maybe next year you may want to try it. It keeps forever tightly wrapped in my cheese drawer
    (how appropriate!)Some call it ‘Quince Cheese’. Think I got the recipe from Epicurious.

  5. Mmm I’ve always wanted to try quince and I’m excited that it’s in season again! I’ll have to seek it out.

  6. Fall daffodils are definitely an oddity worth photographing.
    I have searched high and low for quince jam or jelly around Northeastern Wisconsin. I had some in Paris in May, and I was smitten.
    I’d make my own, but I can’t find quince either.

  7. Mem, you’re right, they do look like crocuses… But syrahsusie is right on!
    syrahsusie, that is exactly what they are! Thanks. That was a gorgeous rainbow – must have been really fantastic over the Med…. And thanks ‘-))
    manningroad, I didn’t have very many – only 8 and they were small LOL
    Anna, I’m pretty sure syrahsusie nailed it…. – thanks. I’m so clueless about flowers. LOL
    Ina, thanks – the rainbow was spectacular!
    Phoenicia, it is good = I’m very happy with it… Except, strangely, it doesn’t freeze. Have to google that….
    Diane, I’ve had the bushes, 6 of them, for 4 years and this is the first time I got any fruit… and it was only one of them and only 8 tiny quince
    Joanne, this was a first for me….
    Mimi, I’d never heard of it when I lived in Wisconsin. We had a big tree that produced huge quince in Andorra – but the locals always got to it first…. They’d raid at night LOL