A Quince Gift

June 17, 2015

quince porridge
I awoke this morning to a killer leg cramp. My left calf was contracting and would NOT relax, no matter how I stretched my foot or rested my leg. I have been dealing with leg cramps for a while, it’s a common pregnancy issue, but nothing like this one. I will look into ways to manage cramps better, but if anything it was an exercise in breathing through something your body is doing that cannot be relieved as easily as you’d like. Good practice for September, I suppose…

In other, much sweeter news, my friend Emily dropped by some quince she had poached yesterday as a gift. This morning I knew precisely what I’d like to top our porridge bowls with – toasted almonds and sunflower seeds, dollops of greek yoghurt and spoonfuls of poached quince.

I adore quince, this is no secret. And I presently have three sitting in my fruit bowl, begging to be cooked. Thankfully I am working from home all day today, creating the perfect slow-poaching conditions. After I press “publish” on this post, I am off to turn the oven on and find my vegetable peeler. Have a lovely day, folks.


Heidi xo

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  • Tess June 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Is it bad that the first sentence had me singing Hunters & Collectors? Haha
    But this makes me so excited to poach the quinces lying on the bench! I think I’ll have to try your porridge combo 🙂 Thanks!!

    • Heidi June 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      I don’t know that song!! Haha. I just poached another batch. They’re the best x

  • Laura June 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I had terrible cramps through all my pregnancies. I ended up drinking loads of tonic water – it became such a craving. It felt like it was helping but am not really sure.. probably about as helpful as walking

    • Heidi June 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Walking does help!! x

  • Nicole - Champagne and Chips June 17, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Leg cramps are horrendous. Quite traumatic. For what it is worth, I know you are already onto magnesium, how is your calcium intake? And are you drinking a little extra water? Sometimes not being hydrated enough can cause cramps- remember that your volume of distribution has increased somewhat. #yourinternetpharmacist 😉

    • Heidi June 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Hehe, thanks lovely. Yes I think I can link that incident to less water than usual. Calcium, magnesium, all that jazz very good! Hydration usually is too but as you said we need a lot extra at this time! x