Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kumquats, what do you do with them?

My neighbor has a variety of fruit tress in his yard, and is very generous with the fruit, always giving us as much as we want. About this time every year, we end up with lots of kumquats. They're sour little buggers if you eat them like an orange, and sadly they usually just sit in the fruit bowl until they go bad. I just don't know what to do with them.


So, I've searched Pinterest, and found a small handful of ideas.
I might just have to give some of them a try.
What do you think?
Kumquat Tarts
                                                                                             Source: kirantarun.com via Cara on Pinterest


Kumquat Sour
                                                                                 Source: marthastewart.com via Tara on Pinterest


Coconut Kumquat tea cake
                                                                      Source: Uploaded by user via Sarah on Pinterest


Poached Kumquat and Almond Cakes
                                                                                            Source: tarteletteblog.com via Katherine on Pinterest


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19 comments from creative friends:

Teresa said...

Wow! You are super creative! I had my first bite of this fruit a few weeks ago when I visited my cousin in Florida. Unfortunately it was juicy. We think it was frost bit. Blessings to you from NanaHood!

The Funny Hun said...

I vote for the coconut tea cake! Sounds interesting. Happy WW!

momto8 said...

well they certainly look pretty in the bowl!

Sober Julie said...

Good idea using Pinterest

OrangeHeroMama said...

hmm..I have NEVER had a kumquat!

Beki Staugler said...

I love Pinterest! Happy WW

Beki :)

Heather said...

I love kumquat marmalade personally... and candied kumquats, but that tart looks intriguing too!

royalegacy said...

I pinned the Kumquat Tart.

kewkew said...

I think the tart looks yummy. Never had a kumquat. I did recently see them in the store though.

Dominique's Desk said...

Those are really great ideas for using kumquats.. they look yummy!!

daytodaymoments said...

Oh these look good, what if you "pickle" or "marinade" them in a sweet sugary jar... Don't know the proper term, my mom used to make a sweet treat doing something like that with lemons, with peels and all.

Thank you for the link up, found you over at another WW link up, hope to see you over at http://daytodaymoments.blogspot.com

TToria said...

Ooo @ the coconut kumquat tea cake idea!
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Searching For Simplicity said...

And if all else fails, they look real pretty sitting in the bowl LOL!

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Jackie said...

Oh, I love the colors in the first picture. Gorgeous.

BTW, This is my first time stopping by your blog and it's really cute! I'm your newest follower.

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Not So Average Mama said...

I love those little things! Haven't had one in years though!

Leah H. said...

I just eat them. They're expensive to buy. They're little but like the sour taste of it..

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Tara said...

Never tried a kumquat before. Thanks for linking up! Now following your blog.

Lisa Martin said...

Have you tried eating them whole? They are so delicous and fresh, I love them. The skin is sweet and you just pop the whole thing in your mouth. Yum.

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