June 15, 2006
Having been a member of a Community Supported Garden for years, I went one day for the weekly pickup of our veggies. Immediately on entering the barn, with all that lovely produce waiting to be gathered and eaten, my first thought was "What's that awful smell?" As I proceeded around the barn, it became more intense, and then, I saw the sign "Cilantro". I'd never heard of it before, but I'll never forget that moment.
Where did it come from?? I've always loved Mexican food, but did it have small amounts of Cilantro all along? Now it seems that every bowl of salsa is overpowered by that dreadful stuff! How many lovely bowls of chili have been RUINED by it?? I dread the day that someone hands me a Margarita garnished with cilantro.....