And yes, it's her voice I've been hearing lately each time I whip out the cleaver to chop up some quince to bake.
"What's a quince?", is the line from her character in a Jeopardy scene from the film "White Men Can't Jump". I just love her voice and accent.
So yes, I had never tried this magical fruit until a couple of weeks ago when I saw some in the market. At first I thought they were some kind of giant pear but upon picking one up, I realized not so, as they are hard as wood and sometimes pretty large too.
My friend who works at the market told me that it's delicious, (only when cooked), so I bought some and got busy.
To say it is good is an understatement. I liked the wee golden, chewy chunks SO much, that I ate most of them right outta the baking dish--standing up. ;)
The taste is sort of like a pear/apple/almost cardamom-esque experience, with a nice firm texture too. Very special.
Here is a pic of a surprise dessert I had waiting for P upon his return from work last week, (drizzled with a lil forest honey for him).
I added a bit of stevia to mine and mmmmmhmmmm, GOOOOOOD!
What's nice is, it's a tres renal-friendly dessert option with less than 200 mgs of potassium per 100 grams.
(That's in raw form, as I couldn't find a nutritional content profile on cooked quince.)
A decent source of vitamin C too.
Defo gonna make this again when I see them.
So boom, that's all, Folks.
Time to get back out into this exceptionally warm and sunny Fall day here.
Bon weekend & bon ap,