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Autumn jellies: crabapple

A few years ago, crabapple trees were all the rage in Italy. I don’t know whether it was some much-read gardening magazine that made them popular, or whether nurseries were suddenly flooded with them by suppliers with a surfeit. But … Continue reading

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Autumn jellies: medlar

The word ‘medlar’ – and its Italian equivalent nespola – generally provokes only blank stares. Actually, come to think of it, that’s not so true for Italians because nespola is also used to mean loquat (Eriobotrya japonica); as soon as you … Continue reading

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Autumn jellies: quince

             Just when you think long hours standing stirring over  a hot stove are over, autumn fruits begin to come on tap. What order you get them in depends on the weather. Medlars, for example, … Continue reading

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