What: quince jelly Main ingredients and where I got them:  The quince was from my visit to the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository, and the honey was from our bees. How much: lots, about 22 cups total I think Recipe:  from the Pomona’s Universal Pectin directions 4 cups quince juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 4 […]


What: spiced quince leather Main ingredients and where I got them:  The quince came from my recent visit to the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository. The honey came from our bees. How much: four twelve-inch squares of parchment Recipe:  (almost exactly the same as my recipe for spiced pear leather) quince, rinsed and cut into medium-small chunks […]


Henry and I made what’s becoming an annual visit to the USDA Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis about a week ago. (You can see/read about last year’s visit here.) Our neighbor Joseph Postman, a plant pathologist, works there and offered to tour us around. I was itching to harvest some quince, but Henry wanted to check out some […]


So…I’m a total quince convert. I was a little overwhelmed after bringing home half a box of these fragrant fruits from our local National Clonal Germplasm Repository last month, but as soon as I started cooking with them, I was hooked. I made quince sauce and quince paste (kinda like this) and some extra thin/extra dry […]


Last week, I was hanging around kitchen at Gathering Together Farm, gossiping with my friend Ana the pastry chef while she stirred a pot of fruity danish filling. “I love quince,” she declared. I was surprised. I’d never heard someone proclaim their love for that particular maligned and obscure fruit before. I must confess that […]