Today I have cooked all day after a trip to the farmer’s market. The one item that hasn’t taken a turn in pot nor oven is the sack of groundcherries I brought home – I’m still much too in awe to start hacking into them hopefully.
If you, like me, had never heard of these splendiferous little sweets – husked like a tomatillo, sweet as fruit, and near-identical in texture to a cherry tomato albeit with stonier seeds – you are in for a treat.
I’m considering making little cupcakes with them, a decision partially driven by the non-disposal, rainbow-colored muffin liners I brought back from a kitchen store in Norway earlier this summer.
Other items made today:
1. Carmelized onions and cubed roasted winter squash served over wild rice (A modification of this recipe.)
2. A great scape pesto that’s good even sans food processor:
3. My Mom’s minestrone (recipe to come)
A question in closing: Is homemade vegetable stock overrated or am I just really awful at making it?