You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food, from colorful (and totally yummy) vegetables to delicious smoothies. Which is why we’ve enlisted our in-house recipe guru Nicole to divulge her kitchen secrets each week, sharing seasonal ingredients, must-have tools, and new cooking methods.
Among the many delicious ingredients that Spring brings, the neatly wrapped tomatillo is my favorite. Not to be confused with its cousin, the green (unripe) tomato, this small-statured fellow comes earlier in the season and grows within a parchment-like husk. When the husk is removed, you’ll find sticky, firm and vibrant green skin. Also called husk tomato, jam berry, or husk cherry, one bite will reveal a delish tart-yet-sweet taste.
A little time consuming but I actually found it calming and fun
Just cut mini marshmallows on a diagonal and arrange them with the sticky side up—start from the outside.
They look best with 3 circles of marshmallows.
Put mini chocolate chips in the center, then sprinkle on sugar crystals of your color choice!
If you make the flowers with only 2 circles, trying your best to lay them flat, then make a big center of chocolate chips, and sprinkle yellow—they look just like sunflowers!