I took an extra loop on my walk the other day, and it yielded an unexpected benefit. I noticed that a neighbor had loaded kumquat trees! I wondered if she was interested in exchanging some kumquats for some kumquat marmalade.
When I went back to ask for some, she was so excited that she offered to help me pick them!
Within a few minutes we had harvested about two gallons of the perfectly ripe fresh kumquats.
I have had kumquats and strawberries in various stages of cooking, soaking, and macerating over the past few days. I can eat maybe 5 plain at a time. They are delicious, but not something that I can just sit and eat in one sitting, like say, grapes. I need serving suggestions.
Here’s what I’ve got so far.
1. Kumquat Marmalade
2. Strawberry Kumquat Marmalade
3. Candied Kumquats
4. Cinnamon Kumquats from the Ball book
5. A strawberry kumquat-ade type drink(definitely need a better name for it!)
6. Kumquat Preserves
How do you like to eat kumquats? What we would do you do with so many kumquats? I may go take her up on her offer to go back and get more, but I want to make good use of what I have, and not waste these delicious little fruits.
I know I have some creative and resourceful readers- what are your ideas?