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#21 Wed 27 Mar 13 10:39am

The White Rabbit

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Re: oil and coriander

Maree wrote:

The White Rabbit wrote:

I hate to admit it but i'm coming around to the nasty soap tasting leaf. Even going to grow it. At present I am able to tolerate it cooked into foods.

I find that it grows best in the cooler and less humid weather, Rabbit. Otherwise it bolts to seed. It's been terribly humid the past week. I'd wait until the humidity drops.

Suggest you grow from seed and stagger the sowing every three or so weeks (ie don't use all your seed at once).

Seed seems to grow (and last) better from seed than from planting out seedlings from the nursery/DIY mega-barn.

Ta

our parsley is barely grown when it bolts

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#22 Wed 27 Mar 13 1:05pm

koukouvagia

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Re: oil and coriander

MsPablo wrote:

Wiki says it was grown in Greece since the 2nd millennium B.C.

Grown yes.  Used in food?  Never heard of it.

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#23 Wed 27 Mar 13 1:56pm

MsPablo

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Re: oil and coriander

They mention the seeds and leaves being used in cooking - a long time ago.  One of the oldest forms of the word is from the Mycenaeans.  Who knew?  It's interesting though that you don't see much of it in Greek cooking today, but are the seeds used in Greek dishes nowadays?

It was brought to our shores in 1670 according to Wiki and was one of the first herbs cultivated by colonists.

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#24 Wed 27 Mar 13 11:00pm

koukouvagia

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Re: oil and coriander

Oh yes, coriander seeds are used here and there.  But not the leaves, at least I haven't across any in any of my travels.

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#25 Wed 27 Mar 13 11:07pm

mummza

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Re: oil and coriander

koukouvagia wrote:

Oh yes, coriander seeds are used here and there.  But not the leaves, at least I haven't across any in any of my travels.

isnt cilantro another name for corriander ?
I usr both the dried seeds and the fresh green leaves, it took me a while to get used to it but nw I eat it really happily and use it quite a lot in cooking or salads.

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#26 Wed 27 Mar 13 11:42pm

Maree

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Re: oil and coriander

mummza wrote:

koukouvagia wrote:

Oh yes, coriander seeds are used here and there.  But not the leaves, at least I haven't across any in any of my travels.

isnt cilantro another name for corriander ?

Yes, coriander and cilantro are the same. Cilantro seems to be the term used in North America smile.

I use both seeds (mainly in Indian cooking) and the leaves. It's my favourite herb.


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#27 Thu 28 Mar 13 12:33am

MsPablo

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Re: oil and coriander

mummza wrote:

koukouvagia wrote:

Oh yes, coriander seeds are used here and there.  But not the leaves, at least I haven't across any in any of my travels.

isnt cilantro another name for corriander ?
I usr both the dried seeds and the fresh green leaves, it took me a while to get used to it but nw I eat it really happily and use it quite a lot in cooking or salads.

In the U.S. we all recognize the fresh leaves as 'cilantro' because of the Mexican influence and we all also recognize the term coriander.

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#28 Thu 28 Mar 13 12:30pm

koukouvagia

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Re: oil and coriander

MsPablo wrote:

mummza wrote:

koukouvagia wrote:

Oh yes, coriander seeds are used here and there.  But not the leaves, at least I haven't across any in any of my travels.

isnt cilantro another name for corriander ?
I usr both the dried seeds and the fresh green leaves, it took me a while to get used to it but nw I eat it really happily and use it quite a lot in cooking or salads.

In the U.S. we all recognize the fresh leaves as 'cilantro' because of the Mexican influence and we all also recognize the term coriander.

The term "cilantro" indicates the green herb.  The term "coriander" indicates the seed.

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#29 Thu 28 Mar 13 5:14pm

mummza

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Re: oil and coriander

koukouvagia wrote:

MsPablo wrote:

mummza wrote:


isnt cilantro another name for corriander ?
I usr both the dried seeds and the fresh green leaves, it took me a while to get used to it but nw I eat it really happily and use it quite a lot in cooking or salads.

In the U.S. we all recognize the fresh leaves as 'cilantro' because of the Mexican influence and we all also recognize the term coriander.

The term "cilantro" indicates the green herb.  The term "coriander" indicates the seed.

That's interesting , over here the green leaves are called corriander or fresh corriander and the seeds are also corriander ! We don't use the term cilantro .

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#30 Thu 28 Mar 13 6:40pm

wine~o

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Re: oil and coriander

viva la differance...

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