"Yes, it is a cool weather crop best grown in spring and fall if you live in warm/hot climates. I live and grow at 8300 feet in zone 3 so cilantro is wonderful to grow here in the summer. As far as 'trimming', harvest it like you do basil.…"
"Here's what I've been told (from the local Extension Office): if your jars will be boiling for more than 10 minutes for processing, then you don't need to heat them up first. What I have experienced with cold jars, however, is that…"
"This goes back to a comment thread a few days ago--thanks for the tip about baked beans! I never would have thought about canning them. I've got this great recipe that makes enough for 20 people--I've got some manageable pint-size jars of…"
"I have the same problem with my cilantro going to seed quickly. I have always wanted it for salsa.... but the tomatoes and cilantro seem to be on different growing schedules. Same goes for my dill and cucumbers...."
"I wouldn't recommend canning pesto, per se, but you can pack it into jars, pour a little quality olive oil on top--enough to cover well--then store in a cool place. It should last as long as the oil stays fresh. If you have a vacuum sealer…"
"Christene, about the cilantro--if the flowers are just forming, pinch them off and try to find (create) some shade for your plants. If they are too far gone, you can let the seeds develop and then harvest them--coriander!"
"I make my stock like Rachel, though if I have some extra time I roast everything, onion skins included =o), at 400 for about 30 min.--it just adds another dimension of flavor. I also like to let it sit in the fridge for a day after I strain it so I…"
"I haven't done any hanging tomatoes myself, but I've see them all over my neighborhood. The trick seems to be putting them in the right spot. The ones in full sun usually shrivel up, but the ones with partial shade grow pretty well."
"Ball canning website--tried and true: low-acid canning (pressure canning). Their book is great too, the Ball Blue Book of Home Preservation, I've seen it most places that sell mason jars, and it's got everything in it. I'm still…"
I'm a Utah mama stuck somewhere between earth loving hippie and crazed soccer mom. I love to cook and learn about food and figure out how to make stuff at home. In the summer the porch of my apartment is surrounded by my attempt at container gardening.