Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Leftover Kumquats

 So what do you do with five leftover pints of kumquats?  If you are Kevin you make either marmalade or pickle.  Kumquat pickle - that sounds really good!

 The hardest part of the job was seeding all those fruits - they have some pretty big seeds, considering how tiny the fruit is.  They you make a syrup and poach the halved orbs in that.

 You pull the fruit out after a few minutes and put it in your prepared jars.  Cinnamon sticks and such are added to the vinegar syrup, it's boiled to an agreeable thickness and poured back over the fruit.

We'll know in a month or so how it turned out.  I fancy it will be quite the thing with duck later on this winter!

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