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Last Call- Kumquacello Gelee


My Kumquacello is done. Fini. Terminé. Complet. We had another tasting and again it did not fare well with my friends. I served it at the end of a small dinner party and I was the only person who liked it just as it was.  It might suffer from the ugly child syndrome. Maybe I…

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb 100 Times


I’ll say it this way, as simply as I can. ‘Cuz that’s how Lou Grant once said it. “I cherish you people”. I started this blog on November 21, 2008. Before that I never knowingly read a blog before. I had an “intellectual understanding” about what a blog was. But I remember thinking how could…

Kumquat Liqueur Revelations


Time for the second to last update on my Kumquat Liqueur I have been calling Kumquacello. I still do not think that is the best name. You guys sent in way better ideas. You can review them at Kumquat Liqueur 1 and Kumquat Liqueur 2. But sometimes things just get stuck in my head and…

Kumquat Liqueur- A Progress Report


People have been asking. So I think it is time for a taste test and an update on the status of my vodka-steeped-kumquats. I am creating a kumquat liqueur similar to limoncello. In case you were born in a cave and are clueless about my experiment click on over to my first post on the…

Market Matters- Drunken Kumquats


Kumquats. Do you love them? They are one of the lesser known and most misunderstood members of the large and diverse citrus family. They are also my Market Matters choice this week. I just could not let citrus season slip by without choosing at least one example to discuss and create with this year. After…