imafan26 wrote:It is one of those things you either love it or hate it.
It seems when I have cilantro all I can think to do with it is salsa, when I don't I have all these things that call for it.
We all need to move to South Carolina where there is a "winter harvest"
Salsa? There is a problem. Ripe tomatoes and cilantro (green onions, for that matter!) How can I put it all together? I don't seem capable of it and buy far more cilantro for that simple salsa than I care to admit. (Wilt/char those three ingredients on the broiler setting of your toaster oven, one at a time. Into blender ... with a little salt and crushed, dried hot pepper -- salsa!)
Curry with cilantro? I'm too much a westerner
. Like my curry with Irish
potatoes. Of course, I always think - "stew."
GaGa over basil! Okay, I am but with my ripe tomatoes it leads me a continent away ... it's more than okay. Ya know, Italian Americans had to lead most other Euro Americans by the hand to the tomato. Sure, I know about the Cherokee Purple (sitting up a little taller
). However, I still remember the first pizza parlor that came to town and the first time I was at a table. I suspect it was what brought most of us to tomatoes - pizza. Basil is my choice on them ... cilantro ..? Well, now hold on, there!
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks