Monday, November 24, 2014

Candied Kumquats Anyone?

While I was shopping this afternoon for turkey parts to make stock ahead of cooking my turkey this upcoming weekend, I ran into the first of the fresh kumquats.  I love candied kumquats.  They are a surprising addition to pound cake and the syrup can beused to make an icing.  Kumquats are citrus-y and quite different from oranges and tangerines and add a delicious and  unexpected taste to winter baking.

It's an easy process to candy them and one I enjoy.  A nice way to spend a rainy and windy late November afternoon.

I got four half pints from a little over a pound of kumquats.  I'll take a jar to my daughter-in-law on Thursday when we celebrate Thanksgiving with our son and his family.  On Friday I'll buy a sale turkey and roast it up at the cabin, for sandwiches and soup for the freezer.  I really love Thanksgiving week.  It's full of good smells, anticipation and turkey!

I hope your Thanksgiving, if indeed you celebrate that special day, is full of family and friends, good feasting and most of all, thanks for all our blessings.


Pilgrim said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. Enjoy your a time at the cabin and with your Son and family.

Love to you

jacki long said...

You made me drool, Michele!
I am thankful that you are in my life,
even if we have only met electronically!
Have a wonderful weeks with family & friends. ♥

The Creative Beast said...

OOOOH! This sounds like a wonderful sweet treat! Thanks for sharing your recipe here Michele and hope you enjoy a great holiday!

john said...

You are something else. I can just see you in the kitchen with your kumquats. Looks great! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.