Ok, so I was going to do something with cod fillets this evening, however, once I unpacked the damn things I found a parasitic worm in the flesh. Bollocks. So I was left with the dilemma of what I fancied for dinner as the uninvited guest had rather put me off the thought of fish, so it was rummaging through the backwaters of the fridge I went.
Luckily I had a lump of Manchego Cheese and some Membrillo (quince paste) hanging about as well as a couple of sweet chorizos and some pretty good tomatoes. Tucking into this treasure trove I realised that this is probably one of my favourite ways to eat. My girlfriend calls it "Catch What You Can". It's always when your rummaging about for grub that you get that lucky break, that forgotten tin, those leftovers, that half finished pack, mixed them all together and suddenly out of nothing comes magic. Or a least a semi decent meal.
Oh yeah and it reaffirmed my love of quince and cheese together. Stunning. What ever happened to the quince? It seems to have been a staple fruit in Victorian/Edwardian Britain (I seem to recall mention of it in C.S Lewis) but these days only the Spanish seem to give a toss about it. I may be wrong, there may be a flourishing quince industry out there. If there is or anyones got a good quince recipe, I'd love to know.