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November 24, 2014

pre-thanksgiving weekending
posted by soe 1:59 am

I’d hoped to have a Coffeeneuring post for you tonight, but instead you’ll have a weekending post today and the other tomorrow.

This weekend included:

  • Dinners with friends;
  • Sleeping in;
  • Reading;
  • Cleaning;
  • Laundry;
  • A bike ride;
  • Lunch outside in the sun;
  • Shoe shopping;
  • A trip to the garden to pick peppers (shriveled from the cold), potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, leeks, and lemon balm;
  • The weekly farmers market excursion;
  • Cocoa at a cafe with Rudi;
  • and

  • Quince preparation.

How was your weekend?

Clotilde’s Vanilla Poached Quince

You start out with quince:


The yellow one is ripe; the green one less so. Quince are naturally fuzzy, so you need to scrub that off before you do anything.

Quince: Ready for Poaching

You peel and core them and cut them up and chuck them in a pot with water and sugar (and to make Clotilde’s recipe, a vanilla bean).

Quince, Post-Cooking

After several hours at low heat, they turn pink and delicious and make your house smell delectable.

That’s half of the quince I’ve bought this fall. The other half (mostly under-ripe ones) will wait until after Thanksgiving.

Weekending along with Pumpkin Sunrise.

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