Today I ripped up the cilantro plants after I let them go bad.  Why?  Because cilantro turns into coriander, a yummy herb! 

I was at the grocery store this morning in the spice section and saw each of these little packets for $4.


So let’s harvest our own!

After the cilantro turns brown, flops over and turns into seed – then it’s coriander time.  When should you pick? The coriander should be brown and the seeds should almost fall off in your hand when you rub the plant.

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Then you’re going to sit on the ground and remove the seeds.  I heard you can put them in a paper bag and shake it too.  The smell is amazing!

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Xanadu and Essy were all over at me this time too.. not sure why but Essy wanted to rub her cheeks in it.

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Then place your coriander seeds in a jar.  You can keep them whole or grind it if you want.   When you’re ready to use, just take some out and spice away!

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