Saturday, October 25, 2008

MARMELLATA


I intend to tell you all about the Sicilian hospital experience in a subsequent post but in the meantime I thought you'd like to see this quince marmellata which my friend Gina made and was kind enough to bring to me there. She picked 30 kilos of quinces from her tree last weekend so there is plenty more, she says. This marmellata is of a different consistency to the cotognata [quince paste] that I have shown you before; although it is, as you see, made in moulds, it is spreadable. Both preserves are delicious.

21 comments:

Dragonstar said...

That looks lovely. How sweet of your friend.

Crushed said...

Welcome home :)

Ardent said...

I hope that you are feeling better.

I also hope that some time in the future you may want to share the Marmellata recipe with your readers.
:)

leslie said...

You're lucky to have such a kind and considerate friend to go to all that work for you. It looks delicious!
By the way, I'm to have my first go at teaching ESL to a little boy from China who's attending the school where I used to teach. I'll go twice a week for an hour each. Should be interesting to say the least!

Saretta said...

Looks delicious!

Liz said...

Sicilian food always looks so lovely!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, dragonstar. Yes, it was. Thanks, Crushed. Hi, Ardent. I will get the recipe and do just that. Ciao, Leslie. I am indeed. I'm sure you will enjoy this teaching. Saretta and Liz: it tastes even better than it looks!

CherryPie said...

It looks lovely :-)

jmb said...

A very thoughtful gift as well as being delicious and attractive. Hope it makes you feel better soon.

DeeJay said...

Welcome home and I hope all your tests will have pointed the way to a recovery for you.

Anthony said...

Here's hoping your health issues are behind you.

I love your blog and was happy to give it a thumbs up/review on Stumble Upon.

If you ever decided to add links to your page I hope you'll keep me in mind.

Also, would you consider adding the view from your window to What I See Out My Window? Nobody from Italy has done so yet. My family came to America from Calabria so, I'm sure you'll understand, I'd love to have some views from Italy.

Keep up the great work!!

fake consultant said...

i like the product...but the unmentioned part of the picture was the plate, which also looked most interesting.

fake consultant said...

i didn't think of it until now, but i can easily see putting the marmellata on a little toasted baguette topped with a bit of basil en chiffonade.

mm-mm-good!

Gledwood said...

That looks really funky... hey AND you managed to get it out of the mold without tearing. Something I could never manage with we had milk jelly "rabbit" in childhood times...

Ellee Seymour said...

Yes, you have some wonderful friends Welshcakes who spoil you. I hope you are resting and following doctor's orders. You have been missed. Welcome back.

jams o donnell said...

Welcome back Welshcakes. I love Quince jelly with cheese Delicious!

Trubes said...

Welcome back home Welshcakes and I hope you are feeling well and that the medics have sorted out whatever was wrong.
The Marmellata looks delicious, a little like lemon curd..Iv'e not tasted quince so have no idea what to expect!
Take care my friend,

Di.xx

Anonymous said...

Well I am glad you are back out in the real world... best wishes to you.

PinkAcorn said...

Welcome back, Welsh !
Those Quince Marmelatta duo look like they'd fit perfectly on my hips...that's where they'd end up...they look delish!

marymaryquitecontrary said...

welchcakes,I have been thinking abut you and I hope you are well. I am worried as you have not blogged this week;perhaps you are resting? Best wishes Marina

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sorry about the late replies, everyone: I have been hving a bit of an enforced rest!

It is, cherrypie. Yes, it was very thoughtful of her, jmb. Thank you so much, deejay. Anthony, thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I will try and take a decent photo from my window! Hi, FC. I forget the name of this kind of plate now, but several of them have been with me all my life. They were popular in Britain in the 1950s. The en chiffonade idea is great. HNot me, Gleds, but my friend Gina achieved this astonishing feat. Many thanks, Ellee and jams. Thanks, Trubes. You must taste quince - somewwhere between the flavour of apples and pears. Thanks, Mutley and Pink. It's not fair how everything goes to the hips, is it, pink?! Thank you for your concern, MM. Yes, I have had to rest this week but I hope to be posting regularly again soon.

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