Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Whether you know it as a ground cherry or a cape gooseberry, this tiny and intriguing fruit is a tasty and versatile gem. Try it in this compote.
This is a bright, punchy jam, redolent with citrus flavour and spices. It deserves to be smeared thickly on crusty bread and eaten with a steaming cup of tea in bed, crumbs be damned.
The pineapple tomatillo (ie. ground cherry)- they grow much like a regular tomatillo in that they form lantern husks with the fruit inside. They’re about the size of a cherry tomato and taste sweet, much like pineapple.
Deep, warm, fall-inspired ground cherry preserves are complex and easy on the palate.
Tiny, enigmatic ground cherries can enrich the flavor of other fruits. Here, they mix with frozen summertime plums to make a wonderful fall jam.