Tomatillos are not just little Tomatoes as their name in Spanish would indicate. Tomatillos are actually a different species, sometimes called the "Mexican Husk Tomato." They are similar to tomatoes in flavor and texture, but they add a bit more tang and acidity. Instead of a traditional tomato based Mexican Salsa, consider trying out a Tomatillo based Salsa Verde with your home grown Tomatillos. However, be aware that unripe Tomatillos as well as most parts of the plant other than the ripe fruit are poisonous so be sure to wash the fruits thoroughly as well as your hands after handling them.