Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Collective Harvest

Josiane Nahoum, left, Véronique Roy-Bouliane and Sydney Rocque take seeds off a coriander plant, which was planted at the beginning of the summer. Photograph by: Marie-France Coallier, THE GAZETTE

From The Montreal Gazette:

Out in the collective garden at the corner of Bouchette Ave. and Lavoie St., a couple of its members sat on lawn chairs under the warm September sun last Thursday morning, working – harvesting seeds from coriander planted earlier in the season, now dried, and placing them into small brown envelopes.

Coriander seeds add a fragrant flavour reminiscent of citrus peel to dishes; the seeds could also be stored and replanted next spring to yield new plants.

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