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.