My Family · Tomatillos

September: A Time of Blood and Harvest

But we’ll talk about the harvest part first.  I picked 3 purple tomatillos the other day.  I feel like I’ve waited SO long for them to turn purple – I deserved to see how they looked on the inside, now that they’re properly purple (well, these three) on the outside. And this is how they… Continue reading September: A Time of Blood and Harvest

Salsa · Tomatillos

Roasted Tomatillo and Jalapeno Salsa


We tried growing tomatillos once years ago, but we didn’t know what we were getting into.  We thought we’d have tame, manageable plants, kind of like tomatoes. 

We were wrong.  The tomatillo plants grew huge and crazy, and since we’d planted them in front of shorter things, we ended up (gasp) yanking them out of the ground before they could produce anything.

I know.  Shameful.  But we were relative novices then, and skittish.  This year, armed with experience, confidence and more garden space, we tried again.