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Loquacity and Loquats!

April 20, 2005

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Caryn's Honda screeches to a halt and she hops out, but her coat belt catches in the door and she gets yanked back.



She struggles with the belt to no avail. When she finally pulls it free, her bag and all its contents go flying. It lands off the driveway, spilling everywhere. Caryn growls and slams the car door closed.

She is crouched down, picking up her stuff when Lauren comes out of the house with her cell phone plastered to her ear.


Yeah, what a prima donna! He'll be the only one on set with a personal chef, that's for sure.

Caryn gasps, but Lauren does not see her in the shade of a large tree. Lauren sits in the leather seat of her shiny, black Mercedes and swings her stiletto'd heels in.


Oh, believe me. I'll take care of her. She'll be miserable before she even gets there.

She closes the door, ending Caryn's eavesdropping. Lauren peels the car out of the driveway as Caryn falls back and sits with her legs stretched out under the tree. She sighs and looks up at the sky.

Her view, however, is blocked by the heavy branches hanging just above her head. For the first time, Caryn notices that she sits under a tree loaded with ripe, golden fruit. Her dismay is immediately replaced with wonder.


What do we have here?

Loquats Poached in a Light Apple Syrup

More delicate than poached pears, loquats can be served as a light dessert or used as a garnish to other confections.

1-1/2 cups apple juice
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
40-50 peeled loquats, cores and seeds removed

1. Bring apple juice, sugar and cinnamon to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
2. Add loquats and simmer until soft, 3-5 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Serves 4.

Posted by Caryn at April 20, 2005 09:15 AM | Printable Version | Recipe Only

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They look alot like figs. :)

Posted by: VW at April 20, 2005 09:46 AM

I have to say it again...your pictures are awesome!

Posted by: molly at April 20, 2005 10:14 AM

How pretty!

Posted by: keiko at April 20, 2005 10:56 AM

Yay! A new episode (and a gorgeous picture!)! That Lauren's a bad, bad woman!

Posted by: Zarah Maria at April 20, 2005 02:07 PM

Oh, my goodness, those are lovely! I've not heard of loquats before. They must be quite rare in my neck of the woods. ::longs wistfully for big, yummy farmer's market::

Posted by: mrs D at April 20, 2005 06:05 PM

Ack! Lauren is wicked... yet, I can't help but wonder what she has in store.
My neighbors actually have a loquat tree. I may have to sneak over and try a few - they look delicious.

Posted by: Nic at April 20, 2005 09:41 PM

Caryn, Thanks to you my husband has found Tamara's Tamales a few blocks from his new job. He says they're delicious and promises to bring some home tonight. Can't wait. Also, you've got me hooked on wanting to find out what happens to Caryn and Mr. R. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: ADeli [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 22, 2005 07:25 AM

How long does it take to peel, seed, and core a loquat? 40-50 is a lot for a lazy guy like me!

Posted by: Charlie at April 22, 2005 08:55 AM

VW, They don't look anything like figs! ;)

Mrs. D., I don't know if they sell them in a farmer's market. These were actually picked from a tree!

Charlie, I will admit that it is a bit of a time-consuming chore, but they do peel rather easily when ripe. To core them, I just slit one side and pulled out the seeds and core. I also dropped them in lemon water to keep them from browning. Something to do in front of the television perhaps? :)

Posted by: caryn at April 22, 2005 09:26 AM

I totally snag these from my neighbors tree--delish. Awesome pictures as always!!!

Posted by: MEalcentric at April 22, 2005 03:41 PM

I ordered loquats from www.melissas.com, a produce supply company in California. I received them yesterday (May 17,, 2006)and I tried them. They are alright. They are also referred to as May apples or Japanese plums.

They have a short season for about 4 weeks that runs from late April to late May. I can't get them at grocery stores here in Richmond, VA, but I probably will order them again next year.

Posted by: Ezell at May 18, 2006 09:19 AM

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