posted by Steven Ripple on 11/06/2011 "Tips: You can use any melon (not watermelon) for this. This is great used like jam. But since I don't like toast, I use it as a dessert or accompaniment to a meal. It's a quick addition to a cheese plate. It can be a filling for crepes or pastries too. It could be used as a basis of a relish or chutney too."
posted by Steven Ripple on 11/17/2010 "A friend gives me quinces every year from her families tree. They are one of those forgotten fruits. I think they are not popular because they are inedible raw. But they are very fragrant, and delicious. They are great in sweet and savory dishes both. They also make great potpourri additions or put into a decorative fruit display add a wonderful aroma to the air. They smell of apples and pineapples, and apple blossoms. This is one I made up from a basic quince jam recipe. Very few ingredients. Could be made without Habaneros - but the combination is really great."
posted by Steven Ripple on 09/04/2010 "Made this one up from a basic but flawed recipe I found. It's an Indian chutney and would go very well with Indian food. However it would also be great with cheeses, canapés, with roasted meats, on bread or crackers, etc. I added more spices and the strawberries. Did not know if the strawberries would work, as savory strawberry combinations don't work for me, but here they do, probably because they are a minor component. Raspberries would also be good."