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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Quinces are such funny knobbly fruit but transform into something delightful and delicious when cooked. We have eaten them stewed and baked in the last week. Then I made quince jelly and membrillo. Membrillo is spanish name for quince paste. I think I overcooked ours and it is more like stiff jam...but still delicious with blue cheese on crackers. Best of all, this was 'found' fruit from a tree up the road. No one else seemed to want them.


  1. Wow! The light shining through the quince jelly is beautiful.
    I love the jars!

  2. Hazel. I live in W.A . Do you think it would be possible for me to grow quinces over here?

  3. Dear Anonymous from WA... I got the following information from a NSW government agricultural site,

    "The quince is very adaptable. It grows well in a range of conditions, from the cooler parts of subtropical regions to cool temperate regions."

    I think it could be worth a try depending where you are in WA. Of course, if you are out in the middle of the desert you could be in trouble.


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