November 2011 Desktop Calendar

November 2011 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for November is a picture of the quince jelly I made last year with the bountiful quinces I was given. Other favorite uses for this most delicate of fruits include vanilla-poached quinces and quince almond cake.

Have you laid your hands on some quinces this fall, and if so, what have you cooked or baked with them?

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I’ve opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

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  • I always love your monthly calendar… I always set it as my office desktop calendar since June… You have ideas… Merci beacoup Clotilde… :)

  • Franko

    i always look forward to your monthly desktop shots. and this time, a Weck jar! *drool!*

  • Liz Thomas

    That’s lovely! As always!

    Still feel that the Rose Garlic (I did manage to get some in France — 2 kilos of it hanging in my kitchen here in Macau! Hurrah!) and the Fig Tart were the best!

    After you’ve done the December calendar why don’t you hold a vote for us to all vote on the photo we liked best for the year and see which one comes out top!!

    Thanks again for all the great reading and wonderful ideas.

    Cheers!
    Liz

    • What a fun suggestion, Liz, thank you!

      • Liz Thomas

        Glad you like the idea! Hope you’re have a good time in Canada.

  • carinissima l’idea di inserire il mese sul desktop! un bacio e complimenti :)

  • Thanks again for the monthly calendar. Love this one to pieces, especially since I just made some bread and butter pickles last week and strawberry jam before that, and have to order more jars now!

    I’ve seen quince at the Turkish market, but none that looked decent- all of them have been huge and weird looking. But I do plan on trying my hand at Membrillo this year…

  • Hyacinth

    Thanks for the desktop calendar!

  • Thanks again for doing this

  • I must confess I have never heard of quince jelly before this, but just the presentation makes it look tasty! Thanks for the post!

  • Can’t say I have had quince jelly before!

  • Merci beaucoup!

  • I *have* cooked with quinces this year! (When they’re 85 cents a kilo and smell so good, how could I not indulge?) So far, I’ve stuffed halved quinces with a delicious Persian-spiced lamb filling and baked them. I’m working on a quince jelly dessert, though, so I expect to see lots more of them in the near future!

  • Arivel

    I’m anxiously awating for the quince to appear in the local Spanish markets around here, no other place carries them.
    Look forward to every month’s newsletter, the broccoli soup was d e l i c i o u s!!! thank you

  • Robin

    I love the calendars but I can never use them. The French versions seems to be different then the American week which begins on a Sunday.

    • I understand. As explained in the post, however, readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I’ve opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.

  • What a beautiful jar full of quince jelly! Where do you get jars like that?

    • This particular jar happens to be recycled from a gift jam a friend gave me, but the manufacturer has a website where you can perhaps find out more.

  • My in laws have a quince tree and we usually get an enormous crate of fruit every year from them. We turn most of it into marmelade, although we’ve tried a few other things, like quince candy (ugh).

  • Love that you use Weck’s jars, I think they are the absolute best.

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