Thursday, 15 September 2011

Mistaken identity

Bloggie friends!

The fruit below is a quince! Not an apple!

All this time I thought these funny small trees growing wild in the estate where I live were just dwarf apple trees producing this really weird looking apple.

Except that they weren't apples, they're quinces. LOL! And the great thing is that Sue -the nice lady who looks after the estate - says I could pick them to my heart's content and make jam out of them! Yay! Cos you mustn't eat them raw as apparently the flesh is bitter.

Charlie says: I look like a giant kitty in this pic.



Have a fantastic Thursday!

40 comments:

KarenG said...

I've heard of quince jam but never tried it. Yes that certainly does look just like an apple. Did you try taking a bite out of it? Did Charlie?

Tucker The Crestie said...

Mmm ... quince jam ... sounds lovely!

Mr Puddy said...

Apple Jam !!! My dad love that too : ) My mom love the smell of green apple : )
Have a purrfect day, Charlie
xoxo

The Golden Eagle said...

I've seen quinces in the store before; I've never tried them. They do look an awful lot like apples!

mshatch said...

Can you make anything besides jam with quince?

Charlie looks regal, like he owns the place.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've never even heard of a quince!

Repositório said...

You´re a giant cat Charlie!!!

ABBY said...

Quinces we would not have known, well jam it will be then. Isn't that right dear sweet Charlie.
purrs
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Jemi Fraser said...

Charlie does look massive! :)

RaShelle Workman said...

That's a gorgeous pic of Charlie!!

Pat Hatt said...

Cute kitty and yes he looks rather large and in charge..haha

Clarissa Draper said...

I have never heard of a quince before! I bet they would make wonderful jam! Charlie does look giant.

Ann said...

So I guess it is jam making for you at the weekend. Nothing like a bit of quince jam ontop of the rice pudding!

E.R. King said...

Hmm, do quinces make good jam? Then again, if you put enough sugar in it, the jam will probably be great. : )

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Mmmm. Jam... ;)


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Tracy Jo said...

Mmmm...jam. That is funny - enjoy your quinces! Learned something new today. Have a great night!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Good thing Sue told you what they were ;) Are you going to make some jam? Yum!

Lisa Potts said...

Hmmm, I've never tried a quince. let us know how the jam turns out.

You're right. Charlie looks beautiful and ginormous in that pic.

Travis Erwin said...

Does a quince a day keep the doctor away.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

It totally looks like an apple! I think I might have tried it cooked with something else, but I can't remember.

Charlie's looking adorable as ever!

Lynda R Young said...

good thing you didn't try to eat one while thinking it was an apple. It's like eating skittles while thinking they should be M&Ms.

Amanda said...

Enjoy making your jam! x

Madeleine said...

Goodness it does look like an apple! Quince jelly sounds interesting. I wonder what it tastes like? Charlie looks very sphinx like.

Gail Crane said...

I remember my mother-in-law making quince and ginger jelly. Hubby loved it but I thought it was horrible.

Roy said...

Charlie looks like a handsome ManCat in that picture. And that quince does look like an apple. Never seen on in real, so I wouldn't know the difference. Guess I would if I bit into one wouldn't I?

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Amber DaWeenie said...

Never heard of these "apples". Hmmmmmm??? And yup, you does look like giant kitty. EEEEEEK!

Guinevere said...

I never knew what a quince looked like, but I wouldn't have guessed it looked like an apple. Have fun making jam!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie you look like a handsome hunk of a mancat to us. Mum says she has never tried a quince (knowingly) and she thought it was a picture of an apple when she first looked!
Luv Hanah and Lucy xx xx

Words A Day said...

You're not alone od kitty, i've never seen a quince before:) Let us know how you get on with the jam making! Happy thursday:)

Admiral Hestorb said...

OOOPS. Mommy hit 'send' before I was ready. I was trying to say that you are beautiful! And that I am coming over to make your dear acquaintance. MOL xxoo

=^..^= said...

You do look gigantic! And we haf nefur even heard of a quince befur!

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LTM said...

Charlie the giant! :D And I've heard of the quince. I've never had one, but seems like my dad pointed out a quince to me once. Interesting...

jam. mmm... :d

Marg said...

I have never eaten any quince. We want a report.
I love the way cats sit on paper all so nice and neat and near the edges. Charlie, you just fit on that notebook. Wishing you a really nice day.

Carolyn Abiad said...

I love quince jam! I get mine from the Turkish market, because it's very hard to find. There's a Turkish idiom - Have you eaten the quince? - which means you've just had to do something horrible, or something turned out horribly.

Rene said...

It almost looks like a tomato to me, LOL!

notesfromnadir said...

So that's what a quince looks like!

Charlie is jumbo sized today! :)

Brian said...

It looks like what's on my computer so I still think it's an apple! Hello big Charlie!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I never tasted a quince!

I love how Charlie fills up the whole notebook he is sitting on! I like his collar ...is it new?

Theresa Milstein said...

Are quinces as hard as apples or are they softer?

Quince and quiche always the go-to word in alphabet books.

William Kendall said...

I've never heard of that fruit.

Charlie looks suitably dignified.