Monday, June 7, 2010

When Life Gives You Kumquats...... and a little imagination....

Nature inspires me in unbelievable ways, and when my Kumquat tree was begging for mercy the other day to be rid of all the fruit which was weighing it down, I decided to pick it and do caramelized kumquats with the little cuties.

But my imagination didn't just stop there.  This seemed a bit boring, so I took some hibiscus concentrate that I had made a while ago and diluted it in water and lots of ice to make "agua de jamaica", and then I tossed a few of the caramelized kumquats in there along with some of its syrup, and..... there you have it!   A surprisingly delicious and refreshing drink to quench my thirst in this (almost Summer) heat  :0)