Cilantro

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PotterWatch, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I just picked up my first share of produce from a local CSA and I am thrilled with how great everything looks. In it I got a bunch of great smelling cilantro. My husband detests cilantro and therefore, I will not be using it. Can I feed it to my goats and chickens or will it make the milk and eggs taste bad?
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Dry it out and use it when he's not around!
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's a great question. Please experiment and give us the results!
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:There are supposed to be times he isn't around??? [​IMG] My husband is ALWAYS around. Maybe I should just give it away.
     
  5. keedokes

    keedokes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he a supertaster, so that cilantro tastes like soap to him? My husband is that way and hates cilantro as well. It just doesn't taste the same to him as it does to the rest of us.

    I say...make salsa! Cilantro gets kinda lost in salsa but still adds to the overall flavor. Yum. [​IMG]
     
  6. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with your husband-it makes food taste soap to me!
     
  7. texasgirl

    texasgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plant it in the garden, it smells soooooooo good when it is all growing. We have a huge area of it growing in the front and we pick it fresh for meals but just sitting outside on the porch you can smell it! It's very easy to grow.
     
  8. PotterWatch

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    Quote:I suppose I could just use it in some guacamole and salsa for me, though he would eat the salsa also. I wish I knew if it would make the milk and eggs taste bad. Maybe I'll just try giving it to my chickens since the eggs aren't as precious to me as the milk is. I wouldn't care about giving some eggs to my dog if they tasted yucky.
     
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
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    It will SURELY make your goat milk taste bad...but I doubt it would affect egg flavor. If it were ME...I'd be canning some salsa! I like the idea of drying it and using it later, too.
     
  10. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Goats+Cilantro=very bad milk Chickens+Cilantro=normal eggs.
    Trust me, our chickens eat about 14,000 tons of the stuff. It kinda naturalized into our garden, and the snow knocked down the garden fence...
    Guideline for milk: if it smells/tastes strong, that will go into the milk. Some people say that blackberry bushes make it taste better, but I have had no experience with that.
     

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