Recipes

Van Gogh’s Quinces are in Philadelphia

A few week’s ago, I blogged about three well-known European painters who had painted quinces. Vincent Van Gogh’s “Still Life with Quince Pears” was one of them. Then last week, I was in Philadelphia, only to discover that the show, … Continue reading

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QT (short for Quince Tree) in Rhode Island, 1st day of Spring

A mystery surrounds the tending of my quince tree in Rhode Island. I talked about planting QT in Simply Quince, and also about how a team of quince-loving friends and neighbors help tend to the tree’s needs during the months … Continue reading

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Chickpeas and White Beans with Spinach

Called nivik in Armenian, this vegan dish can be served warm with bread as a light meal or chilled as a salad. Offer to bring it to your next family gathering or potluck—it’s my signature dish. Make it yours, too. … Continue reading

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Famous Quince Paintings

Quince may be little known in the United States today, but the fruit is much loved in Europe. Feast your eyes on three quince paintings by three of the most famous artists Western Civilization has ever known—Caravaggio, Cotan, and Van … Continue reading

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White Bean Plaki

Plaki means vegetables cooked in olive oil. Armenians consider White Bean Plaki a hearty Lenten main dish that can be eaten hot or cold. When not fasting, Plaki is especially lovely when served alongside grilled beef or lamb. ¼ cup … Continue reading

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Quince Syrup with Seltzer

Around the holidays I sent Nach Waxman and his wonderful staff at Kitchen Arts & Letters (http://www.kitchenartsandletters.com/) in New York City a box filled with quince goodies made from Simply Quince recipes. Nach and his cookbook-loving staff and patrons have … Continue reading

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Simply Quince Buzzes from Coast to Coast

“I’m not sure I have every step of it just right, but I thought you’d like to know that a woman came into the store today and asked for a copy of the quince book—by name. I asked her how … Continue reading

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Fasting during Lent is easy with Simply Armenian

After more than 1700 years of Christianity, it’s hard to separate anything the Armenians do from their religion, including what they eat. There are 180 fasting days in the religious calendar of the Armenian Apostolic Church. That’s as many days … Continue reading

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Quince Lintzer Cookies

Quince is for lovers and it’s Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate than by making heart-shaped Quince Lintzer Cookies to share with your loved ones? Quince has a long, and sometimes rocky, association with love. When young Paris chose … Continue reading

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Limon Quince Seedling

Are you thinking about planting a fruiting quince tree? Now is the time to order bareroot trees, or, in my case find an adoptive parent for the Limon Quince seedling I have been nurturing since 2009. The seedling came to … Continue reading

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