This season I’ll be joining forces with local urban farmers, Green City Growers. Each month, Green City Growers will feature a new fruit or vegetable on their site, along with tips for growing and caring for it. I’ll bring that same fruit or vegetable into my kitchen and show you how to turn it into something delicious!
Peaking out from this oat and almond crumble is a small heap of husk cherries. You may have seen them before at a Farmers Market or farm stand, where they are slowly making a comeback, thanks to a growing interest in local and urban farming.
Husk cherries (also called ground cherries) are a unique crop whose appearance, texture and flavor are completely misleading. They look like a cross between a tomatillo and a cherry tomato—and taste like a cross between a cherry tomato, Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries, and the faintest hint of pineapple….