Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

May 14, 2010

Cilantro and A Easy Dinner

Cilantro,  Coriandrum sativum, also know as Coriander, is a easy to grow annual.  As you can see from the picture we are growing it with Egyptian Onions.  It has reseeded itself from last year and we have been eating it for a couple of weeks.
                                                                           Cilantro is really a short season annual that does best in cooler weather.  To have it available for harvest most of the growing season, you will need to replant, from seed, about every 3 to 4 weeks for a continuous harvest.    Growing time to harvest is 40 to 50 days.   The seeds are coriander and can also be used in cooking.

Cilantro is best used fresh or frozen.  It looses it's flavor when dried. A great addition to Mexican foods or curry. Rich in chlorophyll, vitamin A.  Medicinally used to help combat heavy metals, assist digestion and for added nutrition.


For our dinner we had shredded romaine, chopped Egyptian Onions and Cilantro, topped with hot home canned chili, grated cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.  Fifteen minutes is all it took to prepare our dinner after a busy day working in the garden.                                                              

1 comment:

Laura said...

Boy, reading about your garden and dinners and all such lovely things...makes me feel like I want to move in and just live there with you guys! :)