Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cilantro to Coriander

Originally uploaded by monpon.

Since the cilantro turns to seed so quickly around these parts, I decided to harvest the seeds and try to dry them and use them over the winter for seasonings in soups, salads and meats. I picked as many seeds as I could before they flowered and my hands smelled of cilantro for the next few hours; such a strong sent! I have used coriander in warm beans and greens salad, lentil soup and mixed in hamburgers, i.e. lamburgers or shiskabobs. Still, I wish the cilantro would hang around a bit longer, at least until the tomatoes and hot peppers ripen for our favorite salsa.

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