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Monday, July 6, 2009

::: cumquat marmalade :::

It's that time of year, when the cumquat trees are bursting with tiny amber globes.
I like to think they hold a little bit of the Summer within their chubby golden bodies.
But loving cumquat marmalade as I do my small tree now stands quite bare.
I have been eyeing these off patiently through the autumn and now a more than satisfying bundle has gratefully and excitedly been harvested...

and after some slicing, soaking, boiling and setting.....

there are several deliciously tempting jars of cumquat marmalade in our house....yes, each holding their share of summer gone...trapped in a pretty glass jar....to be consumed with delight on warm toast.


I used this easy recipe here.

14 comments:

Tammy said...

Oooh...looks scrumptious! I've never tasted a cumquat. Is it kind of like an orange?

Madeline said...

I've never actually liked cumquats, but turning them into marmalade actually sounds really delish.

Amber said...

Oh that looks delicious and so pretty. It does look like a little burst of summer. How lovely.

xxx

Sabrina said...

That sounds positively delicious! Enjoy your jars of summer.

Bird Bath said...

love the burst of summer colour..definately a longed for commodity this time of the year:)
I've never tried cumquats before and now you have inspired me to search them out and find out just how good they are.

gardenmama said...

So beautiful Leanne!
I love the color and yum you have me wishing for some! : ) Nothing like a jar full of Summer!

Jelly Wares said...

This marmalade looks delicious!!! I planted a cumquat tree this year so hopefully next year I might be able to enjoy some cumquat marmalade too... Thanks for the recipe link...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Jacqui said...
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Jacqui said...

Oops! Sorry about that. It took me years to appreciate marmalade. My dad is one of those people who can do just about anything he sets his mind to. He's a fantastic cook and he brought some jam up to visit last year. Oh. My. Goodness. We make our own bread and there is nothing like fresh bread and marmalade. I'm hooked! Today I'm making your pistachio and banana cake for a friend's birthday.

jodi said...

yum. leanne, so sorry to be so late on replying to the email you sent about writing. i just came across it in my spam folder. will email you in the next few days (i'm recovering from the flu!)

Mon said...

I am not a marmalade fan at all, but I would love to at least try kumquat marmalade. It does look very good.

Erin said...

When I lived in CA, we grew kumquats. But not where I am now. However, if I did ... I surely whip a bunch of this marmalade. Looks so delicious!

katiecrackernuts said...

That looks awesome. Am hankering heavy sour dough breads, cheeses and cumquat jam. Am off the bread though. My fav thing is bread and cheese and chutneys and jams. Oh woe is me.

Anne said...

YUM!.I love marmalade. I don't think I ever tried cumquats!...
It looks so delicious on the slice of bread. :)