honey suckle

honey suckle

18.12.16

SEASONAL DELIGHTS OF FRUITS; FRUITS TEA, HONEY SOAKED QUINCE (季節の果物の楽しみ-フルーツティー、カリンの蜂蜜漬け)



Due to the very cold weather last winter,
 the lemon tree in our garden has born fewer fruits than usual.
Most of lemons has changed their colour yellow,
and we've been harvesting.
My wife made lemon curd.

And, we harvested the last fruit of Chinese quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis), too.
We planted the quince because we love its pink flowers.
Its fruits ripen in fall with a sweetly fragrant aroma,
and are used as medicine for throat.
(Unfortunately, the fruits cannot be eated raw because they are so hard and bitter.)

Lemons

Chinese quince

Harvested fruits of lemon and quince in the new trug. 

去年の冬がとても寒かったせいで、レモンの実は今年は少なかったですが、
黄色く色づいてきたので少しずつ収穫してきています. 
家内はこれでレモンカードを作りました.

カリンの最後の実も収穫しました.
その綺麗なピンクの花が好きで庭に植えていますが、
秋には果実が甘い芳香を漂わせ、
のどの薬として使われています.
(残念ながらとても硬くて渋くて生では食べられません)


Today we made fruit tea 
with apple, kiwi fruit, orange (from a neighbour), lemon and banana, 
and enjoyed with scones. 


今日はフルーツティーを、リンゴ、キウイ、オレンジ(ご近所からの頂きもの)、レモン、そしてバナナで作り
スコーンと一緒に楽しみました. 

Black currant jam instead of strawberry jam.
The mini garden diary (RHS) from our friend in UK. 

We made honey-soaked quince. 
Cut the fruits and soak them including seeds into the honey.
Seeds were packed into a tea bag in order to make seeds easy to be removed. 



カリンの蜂蜜漬けも作りました.
蜂蜜に切ったカリンを種と一緒に漬けます.
種は取り出しやすいようにお茶のバッグに入れています. 


It was a nice day today. 

素敵な一日でした.

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