Thursday, March 4, 2010

What To Do With Kumquats?

Impulsively, I bought a container of kumquats at Whole Foods last night.  Other than being a tart little one-bite-wonder snack and excellent accompaniment for dark chocolate, I don't know what else to do with them.  Seems like I should be able to incorporate them into a recipe of some sort... I like the idea of caramelizing them, maybe with greens or ... hm.  I don't know.  Ideas?

Speaking of dark chocolate, I brought some home from San Francisco with me that's incredibly good.  Poco Dolce is an S.F. based chocolatier who specializes in salted bittersweet chocolate tiles and toffee.  I have only ever had their chocolate tiles (I try to grab some every time I go there) and they are superb.

My favorite is the assortment that includes burnt caramel toffee tiles, toasted almond tiles, crystallized ginger tiles and aztec chile tiles (cinnamon, 2 types of chiles and toasted pumpkin seeds) all topped with grey sea salt.  They are incredibly delicious.  The chocolate alone is of excellent quality and the additions are perfectly balanced.  Highly recommended.  Plus, who can not love a company who tells you this?
The future is covered with chocolate and sprinkled with salt.
Now, that's a future I look forward to.


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