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Fresh Ground Cherry Salsa

Ground cherries

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Pennsylvania, autumn came trouncing in on a very chilly rain and seems to have decided to stay.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first person to roll out the welcome mat for sweater-weather and the golden hues of a sun low in the sky.  But this particular autumn isn’t so well behaved so far – it’s cold and rainy and leaves little room for those wonderful culinary creations that shine as bridges between the bounty of summer and the selectiveness of fall. 

Salsa ingredients all fresh and local

I was looking forward to offering up this recipe for bright fresh ground cherry and tomato salsa as a tasty way to take advantage of those last sweet little tomatoes and tomato-counterparts still left on the vine.  But now, with this drastic change in the weather, you may very well be only in the mood for soups and hunks of warm bread, not chilled chunks of vegetables and chips. 

Fresh Ground Cherry Salsa

There’s always still the chance that gorgeous and elusive event we call an Indian summer around here will happen.  I picked up a wooly worm (I don’t know what their propere name is) in my garden yesterday and it had black tips and a brown middle.  According to my oh-so-scientific-farm-kids-lore, that means winter will be harsh at the beginning and end, but mild in the middle.  Perhaps that will apply to this autumn as well.  You know you’re in the midst of an Indian summer when the air stills sings with the buzz of insect wings and the grass is warm and inviting to bare toes, but the sky is crystal blue and the nights require an extra blanket on the bed.   Indian summers are perfect for a sweet tangy salsa like this. 

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October 4, 2008 at 9:46 am 13 comments


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