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  Quince Girl Quinceanera Sweet 16
Wear your ball gown to the church, change into your heels; and then kick them off for an enchanting night in paradi...
Stefanie Caneva celebrated her quince twice with a 10-day trip to Disneyworld and Miami on her 15th birthday and a sweet 16 the following year.
Here’s all the essential info on what went into her dream quinceanera.
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  Quince - LoveToKnow 1911
The common quince is a native of Persia and Anatolia, and perhaps also of Greece and the Crimea, but in these latter localities it is doubtful whether or not the plant is not a relic of former cultivation.
The fragrance and astringency of the fruit of the quince are well known, and the seeds were formerly used medicinally for the sake of the mucilage they yield when soaked in water, a peculiarity which is not met with in pears.
The quince is but little cultivated in Great Britain, two or three trees planted in the slip or orchard being in general found to be sufficient for a supply of the fruit; in Scotland it seldom approaches maturity, unless favoured by a wall.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Quince   (661 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Quince - Herb Profile and Information
The Quinces differ from the Pyrus genus in the twisted manner in which the petals are arranged in the bud and in the many-celled ovary, in which the numerous ovules are disposed horizontally, not vertically as in the Pears.
Quinces are mentioned among the curious recipes in Manuscripts relating to domestic life in England.
The Quince forms a thick bush and is generally not pruned, unless required to form standard fruit-bearing trees, when it should be trained up to a single stem till a height of 5 or 6 feet is attained.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/q/quince04.html   (1761 words)

 Quince : Food Facts & Trivia - Food Reference
The quince is a relative of the apple and pear and belongs to the pome fruit family.
Quince is one of the earliest known fruits.
Quinces tend to hold their shape, so they are ideal for poaching, stewing, or baking as a dessert.
www.foodreference.com /html/artquince1.html   (457 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Quince History/Quince Nutrition/Quince Folklore/Quince Recipe
The quince with its high acidity counteracts the greasiness of the foods and is often served in the form of a sauce like applesauce as an accompaniment to fatty meats.
In Britain quince was incorporated into the cuisine in various pies and tarts, often appearing in apple pies where it added a unique flavor and a hint of pink coloring.
Quince has the firmness of a hard winter squash, so be sure to use a large, firm chef's knife to cut it into halves, quarters, or slices.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch51.html   (3389 words)

 Quince   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sometimes quinces are mottled with brown spots, but such markings do not affect their flavor or quality.
Quince paste is still widely made in France (contignac) and Spain (membrilo), while a quince spread (dulce do membrilo) is made in Argentina and Chile.
Since quince is such a hard fruit, be sure to use a large, firm chef’s knife to cut it into halves, quarters, or slices.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Food_Guide&childId=Quince   (570 words)

  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for quince   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The common quince (Cydonia oblonga) is a spineless tree with edible fruits cultivated from ancient times in Asia and in the Mediterranean area, where it was early naturalized.
quince Pear-shaped fruit of Cydonia oblongata, with flesh similar to that of the apple; sour but strong aromatic flavour when cooked; rich in pectin and used chiefly in jams and jellies; formerly known as ‘the apple and the vine’.
Japanese quince is the fruit of the ornamental shrub...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=quince   (617 words)

 Helen Jackson's Foodlovers: NZ Food, cooking and recipes.
Quinces are a native of Persia and are the fruit of love, marriage and fertility.
Quinces were the golden apple of the Esperides, the golden apple that prevented Atlanta winning the race and the same golden apple that Paris awarded to Aphrodite.
Quince paste was my first introduction to quince, it is a dense jellied block which is fantastic when served on a cheese board with brie or a gorgonzola style blue.
www.foodlovers.co.nz /features/quince.php   (719 words)

 quince - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a commercial fruit tree, the quince is cultivated more widely in the temperate zone of Europe than in the United States, where it is grown chiefly in California and New York.
The flowering quinces (genus Chaenomeles) are cultivated as ornamental shrubs for their profuse, usually thorny branches and attractive scarlet, pink, or white flowers.
Quince is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-quince.html   (602 words)

 Quince growing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quinces in particular are susceptible to damage due to the floppy growth habit when fruit is on the tree.
Quince seedlings are satisfactory as rootstocks for budding and have the advantage that such trees produced do not sucker.
Where seedlings are to be used, the quince seed is extracted from mature fruit, cleaned, stratified in sand and stored in a cool place or held moist in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until planting out in late winter–early spring.
www.agric.nsw.gov.au /reader/deciduous-fruits/h413.htm   (2582 words)

 Quest for Quince
Traditionally, only a handful of quince cultivars have been grown in the United States, but their ranks are swelling thanks to ARS researchers at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) in Corvallis, Oregon.
Quince’s susceptibility to fire blight is one of the key reasons its prominence has dwindled in North America.
Quince trees are lovely and aromatic, but North American cultivars tend to produce fruit that is hard, dry, and sour when raw.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/AR/archive/jan07/quince0107.htm   (1058 words)

 Justices of the Florida Supreme Court - Justice Quince   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Justice Peggy A. Quince was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1948.
Presently, Justice Quince is on the executive counsel of the Appellate Section of the Florida Bar and is the Supreme Court liaison to the Workers' Compensation Committee, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Supreme Court's Family Court Steering Committee.
In 1993 Justice Quince became the first African-American female to be appointed to one of the district courts of appeal with her appointment by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Second District Court of Appeal to a term effective January 4, 1994.
www.floridasupremecourt.org /justices/quince.shtml   (785 words)

 Quite A Peeling: The Enticing Quince Within Exposed
Quince is sometimes cast as the principal or supporting fruit in cobblers and tarts.
But owing to its extraordinary pectin levels, the quince's glorious raison d'etre is its role as the superstar of jellies, preserves, pastes and "quince cheese," a dense reduction of the fruit pureed, cooled and cut into squares.
Quince trees are commonly grown in Turkey, South America, and throughout the Mediterranean where it is considered a culinary staple.
www.globalchefs.com /article/current/art137qui.htm   (1016 words)

 5ADay: Fruit & Vegetable of the Month: Quince   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The quince is a relative of the apple and pear and belongs to the pome fruit family.
The quince as we know it in the United States is a different fruit from that found in Western Asia and tropical countries, where the fruit is softer and more juicy.
Quinces tend to hold their shape, so they are ideal for poaching, stewing, or baking as a dessert.
www.5aday.gov /month/quince.html   (625 words)

 Quince on StarChefs
Once revered as a symbol of love, marriage and fertility, the quince is reputedly the "Golden Apple" that Paris gave to Aphrodite.
But, unlike their cousins, quinces have a particularly intense floral aroma; a heady combination of the flower and the fruit all at once.
In older recipes, a combination of quince and apple or quince and pear, are often found in pies and stuffings.
www.starchefs.com /features/quince/html/index.shtml   (543 words)

 Agroforestry news quince cydonia oblonga
The quince is a deciduous thornless shrub or small tree, 4-6 m (13-20 ft) high and 3-4.5 m (10-15 ft) spread, with crowded gnarled branches and a low crooked habit.
Quince paste is still widely made in France (‘cotignac’) and Spain (‘membrilo’), while in Argentina and Chile a quince spread (‘dulce de membrilo’) is made.
Quinces are very widely used as pear rootstocks, and have been so used at least since the 14th century in France.
www.agroforestry.co.uk /ansample.html   (3881 words)

 Quince : by Ray Sahelian, M.D.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quince : by Ray Sahelian, M.D. Quince by Ray Sahelian, M.D. Quince is a shrub or small tree of the rose family.
The quince fruit is similar to that of the related apple and pear but is astringent, and hence it is used chiefly cooked in preserves.
With these aims, quince pulp and peel from nine geographical origins of Portugal, harvested in three consecutive years, for a total of 48 samples, were studied.
www.raysahelian.com /quince.html   (316 words)

 Chapter 5: Tree Fruits & Nuts and Exotic Tree Fruits & Nuts
The common quince is closely related to the apple and pear but is of much less importance in the United States, where possibly 1,000 tons are produced commercially each year (Magness et al.
Nectar secretion and pollination of the common quince was studied by Stancevic (1963) and Simidchiev (1967) who found that the amount secreted by a blossom in 24 hours varied from 0.851 to 1.634 mg on an average in the different cultivars with sugar concentration varying from 41.3 to 49.9 percent.
The most thorough study of pollinating agents of quince was made by Simidchiev (1967) on five cultivar of the common quince.
gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov /book/chap5/quince.html   (872 words)

 Getting to the quintessence of quince
The best quince is about 3 to 4 inches in diameter and 4 to 5 inches in length.
I've tasted California-grown quince that has been allowed to develop a full yellow color before harvest, and it was palatable raw.
Quince can last in a fruit bowl on the table for maybe a week, too, although that's not the best place to store it.
www.oregonlive.com /foodday/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1158956725266210.xml&coll=7   (790 words)

 The Quince - Floral Design
As a relative of the apple, the quince plant is sometimes affected by the same fruit tree pests and diseases.
Quince is a member of the Rosaceae family.
The flowering quince, which is a favorite spring-flowering shrub, is an entirely different species than the true quince.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art37597.asp   (517 words)

In the Tudor and Stuart eras of England, quince marmalade was considered an aphrodisiac.
Quince are generally propagated by cuttings or layers.
Quince are often used as dwarfing root stock and have proven to be quite hardy.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/vegetable_gardening/52285   (513 words)

 Quince - Cydonia oblonga
The quince is round golden colored relative of the apple, with rich historical importance.
Quince's grow much like apple's and can grow in areas having a deep winter freeze.
The quince is thought to originate from Persia, but is known to have also been cultivated in Greece and Turkey.
www.tradewindsfruit.com /quince.htm   (169 words)

 Quince Jelly
Quince trees are bursting with fruit at the moment
Boil for 3 hours then remove the quinces from the jelly and put in a serving dish.
The Quinces can be served for dessert with yoghurt, cream or icecream if you are feeling particularly decadent.
www.abc.net.au /hobart/stories/s527793.htm   (133 words)

 David Lebovitz: Quince
Quince are usually covered with a grey layer of lint-like fuzz, which can be easily washed off.
The stunning quince slices can be served warm or room temperature with some of the cooking liquid, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche, or mixed with other poached dried fruits, such as prunes, apricots, sour cherries, or cranberries.
I love the idea of the quince on the dashboard (but be forewarned you may be getting angry emails from my wife if I let her know who suggested it).
www.davidlebovitz.com /archives/2005/10/quince.html   (1721 words)

 Knobby, misshapen, but lovely to eat - The Boston Globe
The golden quince against a brilliant autumn sky pleases the eye, but once in hand, this knobby and misshapen botanical cousin to the apple and pear looks like a horticulture experiment gone awry.
Quince was popular with New England's early settlers, who planted seeds from cultivated European specimens and used the pectin-rich fruits in pies, jellies, and marmalades.
Quinces should be bright yellow and firm; they bruise easily but a flaw here or there won't matter once cooked.
www.boston.com /ae/food/articles/2006/11/15/knobby_misshapen_but_lovely_to_eat   (571 words)

The quince is truly not a fruit I recommend you eat fresh off the tree like an apple or a pear, because it has a dry, almost cottony flesh combined with a tart almost astringent taste.
However, it is best to first halve the quince lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds with a spoon or a melon baller because the seed sack in the quince is much larger and rounder than an apple or pear's seed core.
In some parts of the world, quince seeds are dried, then cooked in small amounts of water and taken as a relief for coughing.
www.tonytantillo.com /fruits/quince.html   (412 words)

 GourmetSleuth - Quince Paste (Membrillo)
Quince paste is sweet with a delightfully delicate floral taste.
A common presentation is to serve 1/4" thick slices of Manchego cheese with a thin 1/8" slice of quince paste atop.
The quince flowers from the ornamental quince in very early spring and displays vibrant pink to red blossoms.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /quincepastemembrillo.htm   (452 words)

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