This might be a bit of a stretch as a dinner recipe, but it’s one I really wanted to make, and it fits the spirit of dinner parties over the holiday season. When we entertain guests for drinks and nibbles, a cheese platter—more often than not—is involved. I usually buy jams and chutneys to go with whatever cheeses I’m serving, but cooking with quince over the past couple of weeks made me want to attempt making something on my own.
Now, I don’t know what your homes look like in the hours before you have guests over, but my house is a flurry of activity with me trying to squeeze in one extra side dish, hiding just-hung laundry out of plain view, and wrangling one (or two) of my crazy (but very …Read More
When I started researching quince for this challenge, I realized that every single recipe I came across involved poaching the fruit in some shape or form. Because I love simplifying things in the kitchen, so I used a poaching liquid that would work well for all of the recipes I had in mind, this one included.
The holiday season is upon us, and I’m sure you’re all as busy as I am (if not more so) getting festive meals on the table, entertaining guests, and generally trying to maintain composure while your kitchen turns into a Santa’s workshop of edible goodies.
This salad is crazy-simple and really festive. The colors really pop, and the subtly spiced flavor of the poached quince really makes it feel like …Read More
I originally wanted to make a quince parfait or quince with granola for the breakfast part of this challenge. I was really excited about it, but when I told Roly that’s what I’d be making, he said I’d already done that and I needed to step out of my comfort zone a little bit, because that’s what doing the 3/1 Seasonal Challenge is all about.
I listened to his advice and devised these breakfast cakes instead (who doesn’t like cake for breakfast?) which are just the right amount of sweet without being cloying, and which will perfume your house with the heady scent of quince for the rest of the day. And if that isn’t a nice thing to have your family wake up to, then I don’t know what is. They’re …Read More
I’m only getting around to posting my 3/1 Seasonal Challenge recipes now – at the start of December—which I know isn’t exactly ideal but you guys, you guys, I’m in Paris right now. Traveling and prepping for the trip and wrapping up work before leaving has taken up a ton of my attention, but I’ve missed you and I’ve missed this space and I wanted to share the 3 quince recipes I worked on before heading out here, so here goes. This here is technically not a recipe, rather a quick how-to on how to make poached quince, which is the basis for all 3 of my 3/1 Seasonal Challenge recipes. Make this, and you’ll be able to make the other 3 recipes with hardly any effort. I’ll post the breakfast recipe …Read More
…to those of your celebrating! I hope you have a beautiful day filled with family, friends, love, and an abundance of things to be thankful for.