fresh herbs in winter

summary: fresh herbs and chillies in winter; bring summer back please; (click on image for larger views)

coriander leaf The other day, we got some beautiful looking coriander leaf so we could have a green chili omelette.

Was it wonderful? Was it good?

Yes. Of course it was. But, but, but, coriander that has been grown under lights just don’t taste the same! Sure it looks beautiful and lush but the flavour is entirely faded.

chillies These pathetic little chillies came from the plant overwintering under grow lights in the basement. Because there were only two, we also had to buy green chillies for our green chili omelette.

And how did the the chillies taste? Oh my. They were merely hot. No sweetness or citrus flavour at all.

These plants neeeeeed sun and warmth to grow to their full potential!

So do we! I hereby begin my official campaign for winter to end. I think there has been entirely too much snow and cold already. Let’s work diligently together to end it once and for all. Bring on the global warming!!

(Today’s forecasted high is -17C!! WHAT’S going on? This practice of making us have winter in January in Toronto has GOT to stop.)

Remind me to rave about the Chettinad chicken (South Indian curry with curry leaves) we made based on a recipe in the Toronto Star’s recent TV guide. It is phenomenally good. Very comforting too. I almost forgot that it was winter.


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