Dear Family & Friends
The cilantro and parsley plants that have overwintered are now big massive bush. They are preparing themselves to start their seed production. As we have so many of them, I will probably just let one or two plants to go into seed, which will be enough for the seed bank. The rest I turn into green sauce. A good and easy thing to do as it does not involve any cooking at all.
Here's how: You just need a bunch of coriander or parsley - stalk and leaves, chopped up about 3 cups, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup of oil (olive oil or canola), 2 Tbsp of lime juice. Whizz them altogether into pulped up green sauce. Store in a jar. Refrigerate and wait for a few hours for it to work a magical flavor. Shake and stir again before serving. enjoy!
|peel the coriander stem as the outer layer is fiberous but use as much of the stem for it has more flavor to it.|
|Set aside the leaves and chop them all into the blender together with all other ingredients. That's it!|
|After cleaning the coriander, I give all the scrap to the chickens or for my compost|
|I like to mix in some herbs too...such as mint.|
- We use green sauce to eat with rice, pasta, salads, fish...anything that needs a nice sauce to go with...it is also nice as a dip just add plain yogurt and white soft cheese. I make a big batch because we eat a lot in this house and have a very good appetite for anything that says healthy.
Wishing you a good fun day in what ever you put your hands to work on:)