I always get so much out of this list and am disappointed when I don't have
time each day to read my digest. You're all such a good resource. My
question is about coriander and what to do with it. I bought some ground
coriander because I read that it tastes good in coffee. Well, I now know I
don't like it in my coffee. What else does one do with it? Does it go well
with sweet or savory or both?
I also have a suggestion for those with fast-paced, hectic lives. I am
always glad for ways to prepare ahead on the weekends. You all may already
know about this, but a friend suggested chopping 3 or 4 bunches of cilantro
(I do it in the food processor) along with a clove or two of garlic and a
small amount of vinegar. It doesn't take very long to do this all at once
and (because of the vinegar, I think) it keeps well in the refridgerator all
week. I was chopping small amounts each time I needed some. This stuff is
great in salsas and I also mix it in with steamed rice or cooked lentils
along with other spices and hot sauces. So nice to only have that mess once
a week to clean up.
One more thing...Gretchen J. Henderson Gergory's soup mix is wonderful. I
began experimenting with different spices and flavorings and discovered how
good this soup is with a combination of about one part Five Spice powder and
two parts cumin. I stir this in after the cooking is done and then add a
few drops of tobasco. Yummm. ...and it's not even winter yet.
Kathleen E. Desch