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 theyContinue reading “September: A Time of Blood and Harvest”
We grew green tomatillos last year, and this year we’ve also got a purple tomatillo plant! At first the fruit was green, which led to confusion and speculation that the seeds got mixed up or something, but we waited, and they started turning purple! So excited to make purple salsa when we get enough ofContinue reading “Purple Tomatillo”
I’ve made a few batches of this salsa, first in 8 oz jars, and, later, after we realized how good it is, in pint jars. It doesn’t have quite the same flavor as the Roasted Tomatillo Salsa I wrote about a while back, but it’s pretty similar and very, very good.
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.