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Synonyms for quince

small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit

aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves

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3 Add the quince, vinegar and stock, and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
Don't worry unduly if you can't find fresh quinces, which is a distinct possibility unless you have a tree yourself, or know a sympathetic owner.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The quince, is a small, deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when mature.
Quinces are hardy in the UK but prefer a warm sheltered site so fruits have best chance of ripening fully.
Norton Priory, near Runcorn, will hold its annual Quince and Apple Day on Sunday October 16 from 12pm-4pm in its historic Georgian walled garden.
1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds veal stew meat, cut into 2-inch cubes (you can also use beef, lamb, or seitan for a vegetarian version) 1 teaspoon salt or to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste One 6-ounce can tomato paste 2 quinces, Asian pears, or tart apples (cored and sliced into 8 pieces) The juice of 4 limes or about 1/4 cup lime juice 1 cup pitted prunes 2 medium potatoes or 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut in 2-inch cubes Dill for garnish
Quinces remain hard for so long you may be forgiven for thinking they will never ripen, but suddenly they do, although their flesh remains fairly firm - and because they are high in pectin it makes them ideal candidates for making into preserves, such as quince jelly, which makes a splendid accompaniment to cheeses.
There are quinces at the US National Arboretum in Washington, Brookside Garden in Maryland and at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, which boasts four.
MOST people prefer to eat quinces cooked, as they can be gritty and harsh when raw.
As the bright yellow, fuzzy cousins of pears and apples, quinces maintain a relatively low profile among the pome fruits.
I tell Helen, "I'm obsessed with quinces this week,"
These percentages were lower than those of the optimal fruit set which is reported as 20-25% for quinces, and they were similar to some findings reported by Benedek et al.
MIAMI MTV Latin America has launched docu-reality series "Quiero mis quinces," which follows 15-year-old girls in three different countries as they prep for their coming-of-age parties known as quinceaneras.
Chavi must find a way to throw a birthday party for her friend's sister Lazrita who is turning 15 and wants a special "quinces" party, but whose family does not have enough money for such a fancy event.
"For 50 years, they have hosted weddings, quinces, birthdays, anniversaries and other family celebrations."