Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Whole preserved kumquats with the flavors of honey and rose water.
Basically, a handy excuse to drink more cocktails.
I flagged this recipe when I reviewed a cookbook in the early fall. The author heaped praise on this particular recipe more than any other in her book.
Since it is citrus season again, kumquats with Mint. My canning buddy Lisa thought the syrup we made as a by-product from this recipe was the best part!