Saturday, May 17, 2008

Q is for quince

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Photographed in Chile. This one wasn't ripe yet.

quince [kwins]
1. either of two small trees, Cydonia oblonga or C. sinensis, of the rose family, bearing hard, fragrant, yellowish fruit used chiefly for making jelly or preserves.
2. the fruit of such a tree.

Pear and quince output in 2005
Quince (and pear) output
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  1. I don't think I have ever tasted Quince, Mar....I LOVE this picture. I have to Google to see what the ripe ones look like.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear.

  2. Great choice for Q!
    I love the lighting and shadows in this - excellent!

  3. You don't have to go all the way over to Chile to get a picture of a quince, they grow in Belgium too! LOL! I love the picture though!

  4. As my "compatriote" says, they even grow in Belgium and I even have some in my frontyard ! But not now of course.

  5. Mum and Dad have a quince tree in the garden ... not that they ever do anything with them - I love membrillo in Spain with a chunk of manchego and a glass of something cold on a sunny terrace.

    Costa Brava bound next Saturday morning - what's the weather been like?

  6. A real Q picture. Congratulations.

  7. Well, I'm sure glad YOU posted it -- I don't believe I could have come up with a Quince if my entire life depended upon it! I was doing good to bake quiche in time!!! (it was CRAB quiche by the way...) So... do Quince taste like pears?

  8. I've never seen those before.

  9. I have seen a Quince tree! It was in small town Orofino, Idaho. The owner of the tree had just given me a slice of homemade bread with Quince jelly. The jelly wasn't horrible, but I must say I would have enjoyed the bread more without it.

    Good Q -- I never would have thought of it.

  10. oh, this reminds me of the time i spent in serbia where i ate 'slatko' made of quince. absolutely delicious!
    it is a bit like jam but sweeter and with whole pieces of fruit inside.
    wonderful choice!

  11. Great one. I love learning all sorts of new things from this ABC project :)

  12. Good word and good picture!


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