KumquatsFebruary 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm | Posted in Fruit, Random | 7 Comments
Did I miss something, or is it just me? Why are kumquats taking over my google reader? Today alone there have been 3 mentions of kumquats and in the last week or so we’re at about 10 kumquat posts.
Now I admit, the name is amazing. I could say it all day. Kumquat. Kumquat. Kumquat. You get the idea. But can someone please explain to me why these are so great? I just don’t get it.
I admit, I have only ever half-tried a kumquat, so I may not be a good judge, but I still don’t get it.
Strike that. Reverse it. <-does not make sense right here I know, but I’m in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory mood
I’ve only tried them in a drink.
I was at the martini bar around the corner. I love this place, every drink is amazing and they actually use real fruit in their drinks. The poor bartenders get stuck mulling apples for apple martinis, but it’s worth it. Usually their concoctions are spot on delicious, but one time, I was a few martinis in and couldn’t stop saying kumquat so it appeared to be time to order a raspberry kumquat martini.
I don’t really know how to describe it other than to say it made what would have been a delicious martini taste “funny.” I have the palate of a 5 year old so I’m useless in describing it. It just tasted funny and that’s the best I can do.
So tell me, why does everyone seem to love kumquats? Should I give them another try?
For those of you that have no clue … wikipedia