Spiced Quinces

I was going through my recipe books the other day looking for things to do with pomegranates when I fell upon  this recipe in Arabesque by Greg and Lucy Malouf.  I have a few of their books (ie, all of them).

I decided to give it a go as there is only so much jelly one can eat.  The recipe called for 4 quinces, I had 5.  At first, I increased the fluid and spices by 25% but found I needed more fluid so I ended up doubling them.  For 5 quinces, the following quantities should be perfect.  Continue reading



After we bought our block, I was always on the look out for plants that don’t require much maintenance or water and produce something edible.  High on my list were capers.  I love capers and everything I read about them suggested that they were tough and drought hardy. As is my want, I started researching the topic and this lead me to caperplants.com.

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