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Where do I get Tomatillos?

BuggySer Mar 8, 2007 07:56 PM

I love love love salsa verde and would like to try making it at home, but I haven't seen tomatillos in my grocery...has anyone seen them in theirs? Also maybe what do they look like (eg. are they sold in leaves? I think I heard something like that once)? Thanks so much! I'm in the North York area, so that area may be better for me, but if there's a particular store in Kensington or Chinatown downtown I may be able to reach there as well!!!

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    LauraA RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 04:41 AM

    You can only find them during certain seasons in Kensington market. I don't recall the store name but it is right on Augusta next door to the Chilean empanadas place (Jumbo Empanadas).

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      KitchenVoodoo RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 05:53 AM

      Perola is the store on Augusta where you'll find tomatillos and all the other stuff for making salsa verde. Whole Foods on Avenue Road also sells tomatillos but their prices are stratospheric!

      1. cristina RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 06:02 AM

        They're sold either with or without their papery husks, not leaves.

        You remove and discard the husks prior to preparing the salsa.

        1. NovoCuisine RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 12:01 PM

          I see them in summer/early fall months at most Loblaws.

          1. orangewasabi RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 02:49 PM

            I bought them last sunday at WF in Hazelton

            1. cherrytreegirl RE: BuggySer Mar 9, 2007 04:53 PM

              I saw them today at Dominion College Park location.

              1. Full tummy RE: BuggySer Mar 10, 2007 03:06 AM

                I saw them at Loblaws, Moore & Bayview on Thursday.

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                  ctl98 RE: BuggySer Mar 10, 2007 10:20 AM

                  Just came from Kensington today and some stores had them. The one on 243 Augusta had a box.

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                    EPIcureanTO RE: BuggySer Mar 13, 2007 09:10 AM

                    I'm going to try to grow my own this year!

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