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?
My out of whack kumquat tree yielded a bunch of ripe fruit in the middle of the summer, which led to a happy accident of a recipe - Blackberry Kumquat Cardamom Jam!
Start with a kumquat infused vodka recipe, add a bit of cucumber jam and make the perfect summer cocktail: The Kumquat Summer Tease.
This is a simple recipe with subtle floral notes. Rhubarb is now in season on the East Coast and freezing this jam will ensure you'll have a little spring well into summer.
A less labor-intensive (but still lovely!) marmalade made with cute little kumquats.
A sweet chutney-like pickle that goes pop!
Cherry tomatoes and kumquats are balanced with chilies and ginger in this brightly colored and wildly exciting jam. We found this jam to be equally delicious on toast, sandwiches, and grilled meats.
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!
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