Saturday, August 06, 2011

Ground Cherries

I'm growing ground cherries for the first time this year, and so far, I'm in love with them! Their slightly funky, tropical taste puts a smile on my face every time I pop one in my mouth. I remember eating these in Hawai'i - they're known as Poha berries there. Poha berry jam is awesome, so I'm hoping to get enough this year to make up a batch of my own.

You can tell the ones that were just picked today - the husks are still slightly green. They seem to have excellent shelf life, much like tomatillos.

In addition to jam, I'm thinking: ice cream, in place of blueberries in bread/muffins, salsa, frozen in drinks ...

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