Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What To Do, What To Do?

I tasted my first kumquat last month at the B&B in St. Mary's, GA.  It's going to be an acquired taste for me, although it wasn't an unpleasant experience. 

The hostess/owner had picked them off a tree in her backyard.  I asked her how you eat them not knowing whether to peel or not.  The skin looks like an orange peel.

She said you just pop them in your mouth and start chewing.  I tentatively did so and found them not unpleasant.  It's just strange to eat a citrus rind.

Yesterday at Laurel's house, she had a bowl full of them.  She had gotten them at a local grocery store, so I went and bought three packs.

Now, the question is...what am I going to make with them?  I was thinking maybe marmalade?  I love orange marmalade and don't see why you can't make marmalade from kumquats.  

Laurel and I are meeting in about an hour to pick strawberries.  I wonder if you can mix kumquats and strawberries?  Any ideas out there?

P.S.  The bottle behind the bowl is one I got when we were staying in England for a week.  It's called 'Washing Up Liquid' and is used for washing dishes.  I keep it on my laundry room sink and use it for any clothes that need handwashing.  I love how the British call things by different names!


Melissa said...

mom made kumquat marmalade recently...delicious! I would think they would taste very good with strawberries.

Anonymous said...

I had a kumquat for the first time a few weeks ago. Someone at work brought them in and shared with everyone. It was very interesting. Kind of like eating a grape-sized orange, but it was weird eating the peel...

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I have never had a kumquat. I may actually have to try one now!

jennyevelyn said...

interesting...i am going to have to try some