October Posy





I imagined that October's posy would be one of berries, autumnal leaves and michaelmas daisies, but I did that already and besides I have roses, so a posy of roses it is on this warm October day.

I have been buying plums and corn on the cob at the farmshop. I used the corn to make fresh corn relish from this book.


I continue to pick quinces but every time I look at the tree there seem to be as many as ever on its branches. I baked the biggest quince with sugar and butter until it collapsed. I ate some of it with clotted cream but no one else wanted any. My family do not love quinces as much as I.


They like raspberry jam though. I've been picking a handful of raspberries every other day for weeks and stashing them in the freezer. Today I had enough for jam.



Comments

  1. A jar of jewels. Yum. Ax

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  2. That quince looks amazing and with clotted cream my goodness, simply delicious x

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  3. Jam today and quinces for every other day by the sound of it.

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  4. I agree with Penny, that baked quince is just calling me through the screen, delicious!!

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  5. Mmm, raspberry jam is one of my favourites. I've been freezing my dribs and drabs of raspberries as well. I put some in a crumble today with homegrown pears and a drizzle of elderflower cordial. (I'm being told that "dribs" is not a word. Surely that can't be so?!)

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  6. Sue, my neighbor's roses have long since stopped their 2013 blooming season, and now been cut back. They were as splendid as ever, and I know 2014 will be even better.

    Quince abundance is totally unknown to me, and so I would gladly share some of that delicious looking baked quince with clotted cream. Scrumptious and even exotic (to me) spring to my mind as adjectives.

    Raspberries! You've even got raspberries and now have jam? That's a favorite jam of mine, even though my sample spreadings have all bee store bought.

    Sue...your posts are great ... I really do love visiting hereabouts.

    xo

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  7. Your jam looks beautifully pippy, just the way I like it.

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  8. I am envious of your quince abundance. I looked at our tree the other day and saw just three measly green fruits and a lot of leaf with black spot (I don't know what to do about this, our other quince tree succumbs every year and never does anything). On the other hand we have too many damsons and sloes that are hanging like grapes. Win some, lose some!

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  9. I haven't eaten quince (membrillo, as we Spaniards call it) for ages.....and seeing your photo today did brought me back to my childhood and to my nan's restaurant...
    In Spain we like to eat the quince paste with soft cheese...yum!!
    A few Xmas ago my hubby's nan brought us some quince and raspberry paste from France and it was also delicious....
    This year you seem to be compensating for last year's small crop.
    Have a lovely day Sue, Pati x

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    1. sorry for grammar mistake! Upps!! ...your photo today did bring me back to my childhood! x

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  10. Yummy raspberry jam full of pips , just perfect for me. My goodness you take the most amazing pictures , simply stunning

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  11. If only I could've stopped shoving the raspberries straight into my mouth from the bush, I could've made jam. Of which raspberry is my favourite.

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  12. Lucky you to have raspberries! I love them. I also love parsnips and beets (not necessarily at the same time) and am the only one in my family who does, so I know how that is.

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  13. What a gorgeous posy. Our roses here are just starting their spring bloom.

    Love the luminous jars of jelly in the previous post. One day i will have a successful quince tree! My husband will have to be the peeler and chopper though.

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  14. Everything looks simply lovely. Corn Relish sounds interesting.

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  15. The day I saw your post about the first of this year's quinces I had come home from work to find a basket of quinces in my porch left by my parents from their tree. Talk about déja vu! Like you I have been using them up as fast as I can and loving it. And yes they are good this year.
    Really enjoy your posts, thank you Sue.

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  16. Plums - I'm going through a plum phase at the moment. Stewed, with spices. And that raspberry jam looks delicious too. I'd far prefer it to strawberry (my horrid stepmother was a fan of strawberry and I've avoided it since childhood).
    I like the vodka picture in your previous post. Cheap or not there should always be some knocking around - we have fancy and own-brand in the house and to be honest they taste pretty similar anyway.

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  17. you're such a domestic goddess!

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  18. Corn relish sounds so very interesting.

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  19. My family think I'm mad because I like my raspberries raw on bread and butter so never make raspberry jam, at least they like quinces.

    Sweet posy Sue :)

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