Today on my drive home I noticed the spring blossoms. Fruit tree are bloom, apricots, plums, and pears. The choke cherries are showing petite green leaves. The buds are green on the lilacs and on the maples in warmer spots. Oh, and there is a Quince bush in bloom. It's pink, orange bloosom bright and cheery.
My grandma had a Quince bush in her side yard. Its pink, orange blossom were much the same color as my mother's lipstick. When we were children, we would pick a blossom, rub it across our lip much like we saw our mother apply her lipstick.
I remember in the fall, the Quince fruit look much like a small apple or pear. It wasn't until much later that I learned that it could be used to make quince jelly. It sounded old fashion, so I didn't think much about it. Today, I found a recipe for Quince jelly: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/quince_jelly/
The further research brought more possibilities:
And a sorbet:
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I saw my first Spring butterfly today. A lovely velvet brown Mourning Cloak flying from a pile of leaf debris. The temperatures for the last three days have been around sixty degrees. A taste of Spring. The garden is filled with snowdrops. I should be seeing honey bees, soon