Keeping the trend for experiments, the first day of this year I tried another strange and exotic fruit--a Physalis. Its name sounds more like a name taken from a spam mail for penis enlargement, but the taste of the fruit is fresh and nice. Covered with crystal sugar, it is excellent idea for dinner desert on lazy Sundays.

Other name: Cape Gooseberry


  1. i had no idea you could eat these. when i lived in florida, there's one that is native, and you'd find it along the side of the road. one of the common names is 'chinese lanterns' and are grown for cut and dried flower arrangements. look at me, the botanist ?!

  2. i've seen people who use these as decoration as well (but i think they can not be eaten though they look almost the same...)