Its all started with my Pops garden, he planted 1000's of strawberry plants every year, No he didn't sell them, we (yes heavy on that we) would pick e. daily cause you couldn't get 'em all in one day, so he could give 'em away. Thats how everything in his garden was done. He planted and raised stuff for fun, then we'd pick it and give it away. All the "gentlemen farmers" could have something to sit and sip cold beverages and talk about every evening up at the garage (that was the local name for the restaurant/bar up the road).
Now some of the farmers drop by and bring him stuff, that is where the cabbage, parsley, and green onions cane from.
Thats a load of strawberries so I looked for things to do with 'em, Pop wouldn't eat frozen berries. Then when plum season hit, and lemon season, and muscasdine, etc etc etc.... now every time I peel and cut up fruit, I throw the peels and core or whatever in a jar and set it to soaking.
I am trying Kumquats like lemon peels to see if I get a mild orange liqueur. Its such a pain though to peel without any of the white pith.
I just enjoy things that amuse sailors and young children. LOL
It is good to have hobbies! That sounds like a good use for Kumquats.....I've never exactly figured out how to use them, except as a little bit of color in a fruit or green salad. Too bitter to eat much of.
You've got me inspired! I'll have to start up another batch of liqueur once I get my limoncello bottled up and given away.