Monday, July 09, 2007

Well pickle my cumquats and call me happy!

The crop was bountiful! (It's a small tree and I think it has done rather well). More to the point, it was ripe for the picking.

So time to turn them into something more interesting. All the recipes I found involved equal parts of cumquats and sugar (measured ever so accurately)

And then top up with suitable brandy....

So now we play the waiting game.

Six months according to the recipes. SIX MONTHS!


worldpeace and a speedboat said...


sheesh. some people expect too much.

was it really that easy? I look forward to staring at them longingly next time I'm over ;-)

Baggy Trousers said...

Little tree got big! So great to see it thriving!
I hope you get great numnums from it!

MrSnerg said...

heheh it did get big but in weird ways. Two branches shot out. I did look after it (good potting mix and lots of water from non-tap sources where possible, and also slow release fertilizer). The thing fruited madly which was woohoo! So thankyou Ms Saggy Pants and as you can see, the fruit is there to tease all and sundry until Christmas. By then I assume I will be sick of it teasing everybody and eat them all myself. In one sitting. Then I'll be pickled AND happy :-)