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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Coriander Flowers

Though I have grown herbs in previous years, I don't remember ever looking all that closely at their blossoms, until this year.

The first ones that actually caught my attention were these Coriander flowers. Or Cilantro, if you prefer - I always refer to the plant as Cilantro, but the spice (from the seeds) as Coriander, and somehow Coriander flower just seems to sound better to me.

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The petals are so delicate, and faintly pink which I had never realized.

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The are so tiny though, that it is easy to miss...

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Especially when your first concern is to keep your herbs from going to seed because you want to keep harvesting them.

I actually took these photos almost a month ago, and it has been in my mind ever since that I wanted to post them. So I decided today would be the day.

On the weight loss front
I did indeed take last night off from exercise. Being sore from workouts is one thing, but in this case I was concerned that I had overdone it and I didn't want to end up with an injury. Back at it today though, with the next phase of Charlotte's Kettlebell Experiment and then a lower intensity cardio workout - still felt I should take it slow, just in case.

Still keeping up with my Beck reading, and eating has been going well this week.

6 comments:

Erin at caretoeat.net said...

What beautiful flowers! And so tiny! You're right, coriander flower does sound better than cilantro flower. :)
Way to take a rest day.

candlerun (htabby) said...

Ah... you always take such beautiful pictures... :)

Sometimes we just need some time off from our workouts... I think it really helps in the end.

Merry said...

Yeah, Charlotte's kettlebell exercises look fairly low-intensity, but those dang weights can get you all the same... It's better to go slow if you might risk getting hurt. (Says she despite her many in-a-hurry injuries.)

the Bag Lady said...

Pretty little flowers! I'm not a cilantro fan - something about the intensity of the taste, perhaps, that puts me off.
Don't injure yourself working out!

Laura said...

I love cilantro!! It is great in homemade salsa and taco meat. My eating today has not been very healthy oriented. I just cannot find anything that satisfies my appetite today:(

Sagan said...

Oh- I didn't realize until just now that coriander and cilantro are the same thing. I sure feel silly!

I like coriander. Not a big fan of cilantro though. So I like your name for the flowers:) And they are so pretty!