Quince – The Marmalade Fruit

I was introduced to quince when I was living in London and it became one of my favourite fruits. Mmm…poached quince and vanilla as a dessert..this is stuff of dreams! After moving to Asia, I realised I hadn’t had one recently until I had a quince presented to me in the form of tea during…

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Brits – The Tamarind Heads

Recently on a business trip to Bali I was introduced to a pod with an interesting shape, weird in texture but with a surprisingly fruity, sweet and sour flavour. This fascinating sticky, fleshy and juicy pod came from the tamarind tree. It has been said that people either love it or hate it. Have you…

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Prune – The Dried Plum

As a little boy, I remember climbing plum trees by the roadside and harvesting the over ripe plums for my father and uncles to create their guilty pleasure “Slivovitz”. However at that time, I had no idea that plums could be dried and served as a snack or preserved that way, as it was simply…

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