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quince

(kwints),
The edible fruit of Cydonia oblongata (family Rosaceae); the seeds have demulcent properties.
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"But tell me, good Quince," said Robin, "hast thou a mind to sell those things to me?
Quoth he, "By the turn of thy voice, good Quince, I know that thou hast a fair song or two running loose in thy head like colts in a meadow.
Said he in a slow, wondering voice, "Am I in very truth that fellow?-- Now I had thought--but nay, Quince, thou art mistook--yet--am I?--Nay, I must indeed be Robin Hood!
"Is it so?" said Quince. "Then, indeed, I am somebody else, and can be none other than Robin Hood.
Robin stood looking after them, and when they were gone he laughed till the tears rolled down his cheeks; for he knew that no harm would befall the honest fellow, and he pictured to himself the Bishop's face when good Quince was brought before him as Robin Hood.
INGREDIENTS 1 head of finely shredded red cabbage, 2tbsp olive oil, 1 thinly sliced onion, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 3 quinces (peeled, cored and cut into large slices), 4tbsp red wine vinegar, 300ml vegetable stock, salt and freshly ground black pepper, 3 peeled and grated beetroot.
Quinces are quite the most incredible fruit, and just reaching the end of their season now, just in time for stirring into this luscious mincemeat.
To Make Marmalade (From The Little Book of Jams, Jellies and Preserves) Take quinces and pare then and cut of the cores: then seeth them verie tender in cleane water and straine them in canvas of viij d an ell and let them stande in the vessel wherein they be strained.
Ingredients EeEeEe 5 Quinces EeEeEe 4 Cups Sugar EeEeEe 1 Tsp Citric Acid (or Lemon Juice) PREPARATIONS: 1- Skin the quinces and remove the seeds.
Cooked, quinces can be used to make clear orange jelly or marmalade, great with cheese, pates and cold meat.
Quinces should be picked in October or early November and ripened while loosely packed in boxes in a cool store, well away from apples.