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Certified Organic San Carlos Quince Butter & Paste from Oregon

Hi Everyone, Quince lovers across the US now have a place to purchase 100% certified organic, 100% Oregon grown, 110% delicious quince butter and quince paste (dulce de membrillo) at very very reasonable prices. Veteran grower, Carl Berg and his … Continue reading

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Coco loves quince!

Meet Coco, one of my neighbor’s cats. She’s a Somali. Somali’s are a breed of cat born in the 1950s from Abyssinian cat breeding programs. They are tall, long-haired, beautiful cats known for their almost dog-like characteristics. Like most of … Continue reading

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My Organic Quince Efforts Continue

Every summer since planting “QT” (my quince tree in Newport, Rhode Island), I’ve tried to stump the codling moth, apple maggot, and other quince-loving worm invaders from feasting on my quince using organic prevention methods. I’ve used Footies (nylon sock … Continue reading

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May Day Quince blossoms

Fruiting quince trees are in full bloom in California. Easterners will have to wait a few weeks. A quince tree in full bloom is so beautiful. Enjoy! Quince flowers about a week after apples so adding a few quince trees … Continue reading

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Quince & Spinach

A good friend of mine from Corvallis, Oregon came up with this delightfully yummy side dish. She used kale. I have spinach growing in the garden so I used spinach. Swiss chard would be delicious, too. This vegan side highlights … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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