Monday, October 24, 2011

Discovering Ground Cherries and Inside-Out Apple Crisp

Our local farmer's market is done for the season, so this past Saturday, G and I ventured to the Clintonville Farmer's Market. Much larger than our town's, this farmer's market was bustling with activity and autumn produce. We were there to pick up a couple gallons of our favorite local apple cider, but we also stumbled upon:

Looking like miniature yellow-ish tomatillos, I had no idea what these petite objects were:

The farmer explained they are called ground cherry tomatoes, and they are related to tomatillos:

A quick sample of this fresh fruit surprised me--they tasted a little bit like a sweet tomato and a bit tropical, almost like mango or pineapple.

I love discovering new healthy foods. I told the boys they were ground cherries, and they couldn't get enough of them. Surely if I had called them tomatoes, they wouldn't have been quite as excited. Again, it's all in the marketing...

Speaking of healthy eating, be sure to check out this recipe for Inside-Out Apple Crisps I posted this morning on

Lastly, if you missed it, today is the first Monday of my new Meatless Monday challenge. It's included in this week's meal plan:

Baked Penne Pasta, Spinach Salad, Raspberries
Green Curry, Brown Rice, Ground Cherry (tomatoes)
Sloppy Joes, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Pineapple
Teriyaki Salmon (merely salmon marinated for 20 minutes in Soy-Vay, Greens and Vegetable Egg Drop Soup
Homemade Pita Pizza, Sweet Peas, Clementines

Have a sweet week!


lady from montreal said...

It is sour to taste?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

It is tart, but also a wee bit sweet. Sort of like a tart cherry.