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they do smell nice

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17th Oct 2006, 11:33  

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weird.

it looks like a pear from the outside

17th Oct 2006, 11:36

paintist says:

they are very waxy too, slightly sticky/greasy....
Hehehe this si great fun...detective work

17th Oct 2006, 11:37

Viv says:

ooh no idea

17th Oct 2006, 11:56

Euphro says:

Ah, that's better. I'm 99% certain that they are unripe or nearly ripe quinces. They should make excellent jelly :)

17th Oct 2006, 12:01

paintist says:

Thanks Euphro...I will have a go at some jelly....and put some in an apple pie....mmmm cooking blogging....hospital stomach pump blogging I can see it now.....

17th Oct 2006, 12:07

Viv says:

I wondered about that ... she says - honest
did look it up but the picture didn't look right!

17th Oct 2006, 12:08

Spiderbaby says:

Quince! Euphro beat me to it :) Was the 'smells nice' clue that gave it away. They're meant to be grown with apples, though I don't know why.

17th Oct 2006, 12:10

paintist says:

I think that they are not ripe yet...although they have all fallen from the tree/bush thingy......

17th Oct 2006, 12:11

Euphro says:

They should ripen on their own if you keep them inside for a while :)

17th Oct 2006, 12:12

paintist says:

I have been looking at recipies....just a slice of ripe quince in an apple pie gives it a perfume...mmmmm
Off to pick up the rest of them now :-)

17th Oct 2006, 12:13

paintist says:

another good page on Quince here

17th Oct 2006, 13:40

JokerXL says:

Good luck M'lady of Paint
*books ambulance for next thursday*
;-)

17th Oct 2006, 13:50

swamprose says:

Never seen a quince before. Read it up. They are so fragrant you can use them as room deodorisers? boil up the seeds to make a gum arabic? you WILL be busy.

17th Oct 2006, 14:43

paintist, aren't they quince?
you can make jams and jellys from it.
my friends dad does, i have some i think

20th Oct 2006, 09:36

Geodyne says:

Oh, and baked quinces with lime cream! Just core them and drizzle them with a touch of honey and white wine before baking.

Deeeeeelicious.

20th Oct 2006, 09:42

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