Whether you call it a weakness or an obsession, whenever I find a good deal on any fruit or vegetable in the produce area at our local grocery store, I just can’t pass it up. Even if I have no idea what I’m going to do with, don’t really need it, or don’t have the time to do anything with it, I have to have it.
A week and a half back I found six-packs of kiwi for $1.00 and…you guessed it, I couldn’t pass it up. I picked up three packages. For more than 10 days these kiwi have haunted me. Every time I’ve been in the kitchen, which let’s face it is more often than not, I looked at those kiwi, cursing myself for buying them, wondering what I was thinking, and worrying what I was going to make with them before they spoiled.
Having more than enough jams in the pantry, I decided to try another concentrate. Not that I don’t have enough of these in the pantry too, but there are far less concentrates than jams. So, this morning I opened the clamshell packs of kiwi and set to work.
Kiwi Lemon-Lime Concentrate
- 18 Kiwi, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 Cups Lemon Juice
- 2 Cups Lime Juice
- 6 Cups Sugar
Put all ingredients in a large stock pot.
Using a stick blender, puree the kiwi until smooth.
Heat mixture over medium-high heat until it reaches 190 degrees. Remove from heat and strain. Fill jars leaving 1/4 inch head space and boil in water bath for 30 minutes.
This concentrate if very mild and refreshing. To reconstitute I would start with a 1:1 ratio (one part water to one part concentrate). I liked it with one and half parts water to one part concentrate.
Bargains are a great way to try new recipes and experiment with little cost. Today I followed through on a bargain that I found quite some time ago before it spoiled, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.