Monday, October 1, 2012

Quince Time!

It's Quince season!  Quince tastes like an apple mixed with a lemon.  I like to peel it, chop it (excluding the seed core) and add it to a basic apple crisp.

This tree is on the Mills College Campus.  I found the quinces on the ground probably because people don't know how to use it.  The Bush also has a LOT of thorns so use a glove to collect.

Quinces emit a sticky substance so they collect a bit of dirt.  Use a lot of soap and wash it off. They look much better cleaned. Kind of like an apple/pear.  AND they smell lovely! like apples, lemons and roses.  I collect it by bike.

There are many ways to cook it but my favorite way is to replace a few apples in an apple crisp with Quince.  Make sure to add some lemon zest to the recipe.  And add some vanilla ice cream.  You won't be disappointed.  What is your favorite way to use Quinces?

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