A what? Our Kumquat Tree

Kumquat Tree

One of my favorite things about our backyard is our little kumquat tree. Kumquats are small, oval citrus fruit that have a sour sweet flavor. You eat the fruit whole – rind and all – minus the seeds. I think they are wonderful, but you have to enjoy tangy fruits to eat them raw.


To expand my knowledge about this little fruit, I have been researching on the old internet for some good kumquat recipes. It seems the most popular ways to use kumquats is in a marmalade, cocktails or in a glaze for a protein like chicken.

I’ve printed out a bunch of recipes that sounded the most intriguing to try including a vinaigrette, a hot tea, fresh juice, scones, grilled chicken, slaw, cookies, daal, a cocktail and liqueur.

I plan on starting with fresh juice and vinaigrette then moving to the main dishes. This weekend will be a perfect time to set up my liqueur.

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