This is going to sound deeply superficial and shallow, but sometimes I buy fruit and vegetables based on looks. It's a blogger thing, I guess. We all drink out of striped straws and like the look of fuchsia carrots.
Sometimes it feels a little ridiculous, like I'm a skeevy model scout, looking for the fresh new vegetable. I like an exotic, unusual look, purple and green are my favorite skin tones to shoot. So when these tomatillos showed up in my CSA, I wasn't thinking about what they would taste like, I was thinking, YES, I'm going to make you a star!
Turns out they were naturals.
Also, they tasted pretty good as salsa. Recipe here.
(iphone shot of salsa I made over the summer. The salsa I made with the tomatillos featured above was slightly purple and didn't make it to a final photo before we ate it all.)