Yeah, that would be me.
What wild and crazy thing did I do?
The Crotchety Old Lady came home after a 12 hour grocery shopping trip (I'm not making that up) and brought home various foodie treasures. And she offered me what was her unusual find of the day--kumquats.
My first response, of course, was to say no because I have never eaten a kumquat in my life. To be honest, I didn't even know what they looked like.
But, because I live life on the edge, I agreed to try one.
She handed me this little orangey-yellowish fruit about the size of a cherry tomato, but more oblong in shape. Smooth skinned, and smelling slighty citrus-like, it was pretty interesting looking. I was going to peel it, but she assured me the skin was thin and edible. I popped it in my mouth (I live dangerously) and bit down on it.
Holy moley!!! That little thing packed a lot of complex flavors in a tiny package.
It was sort of a sour orange, or a sweet lemon, tough to decide. But it was good. It has a slightly bitter finish, so it covered most of the tastes available to humans in one tiny fruit.
I'm not sure which challenge to face next, now thatI've eaten a kumquat.
How high is Mount Everest?