Yes, once again it's QUINCE TIME!
I was wandering through the Asian food mart and ran upon a couple of quinces, picked them up... then made the mistake of smelling them, and was doomed. The only fruit with a more tantalizing smell is ripe nectarine. Quinces, at least this variety, have a scent somewhere between an apple, a pear and a pineapple, with a little extra something that says "Cook me! Cook me now!"
So I did as I was bid, and am now cooking up some golden apples of the sun. It's been too long since the last time we had them.
Quinces aren't as popular as they used to be because, unlike their cousins (apples and pears), they are chock fulla tannins and have to be cooked thoroughly before consumption. I took them home, cored and pared them, cut them into slices...