I've created *forgiving martha* as an outlet through which I can gush uninhibitedly about my serious love of cooking & baking and other life happenings.
A native Texan, I spent my childhood riding in beds of pick-up trucks and watching re-runs of I Love Lucy. Here I am now conquering adulthood in Austin. I am particularly smitten with creating things in the kitchen and hope you can enjoy this adventure as I practice my domesticality.
I'm on a mission to expand my fruit-consuming horizons. Let's face it, nothing will ever, ever get in between me and my beloved banana. Although, there are so many fruits out there in the great, big world that I have yet to experience. I'm going to make it my job to give them a try. But no worries banana, you'll always have my heart.
Here is the kumquat. A kum-what?
The funny little name perfectly suits the funny little fruit. They're grown on a tree and look like a miniature orange and have the shape and size of an olive. Kumquats are traditionally an Asian fruit and symbolizes good look in China.
Fruity feedback: Don't let their cute exterior fool you. In short, kumquats are disgusting. That's putting it lightly. They're without a doubt, the most bitter thing I've ever tasted. I'm not convinced that people actually consume these and enjoy them. It's no wonder they stand for good luck. People who eat them undoubtedly need a great deal of luck to live through these sour-nuggets-of-grossness.
Does anyone have a recipe for something edible that features kumquats? It seems I'll have a few laying around going uneaten...