When I was growing up my great uncle had a kumquat tree in his yard. Every year we would spend Christmas day at his house. Winter is when kumquats are in season, so every Christmas day we had the pleasure of picking and eating loads of kumquats fresh from the tree.

Despite their winter season, kumquats always remind me of summer. Something about the freshness and juiciness of citrus makes my mouth water and me want to go swimming.