Those of you who know me well know that I love cilantro. If there was a cilantro candle, I would burn it, if there was a cilantro perfume, I would wear it, and on and on. I've been overheard saying that I wish there was a cilantro drink so that I could drink it. Get the picture? In fact, I will tell you a secret...gather round, get close, because I will only say this once. Can you all hear? Right at this very moment, in my back yard, there are baby cilantro plants silently pushing their way up through the soil of my garden, in a happy little row. Oh, sure, there's dill, which is my second favorite herb, and rosemary and basil and sage, but we'll give them their own post later...
Oh, how I love cilantro.
Yet I know that somewhere out there, there are those who despise my little darlings. People like Kim and Bridgette. Which is why, my friends, I dedicate this post to you. There is a place where you cilantro haters can go. http://www.ihatecilantro.com/ It is here that you can find other like minded individuals. Why, you can even buy a hat, shirt, button or bag that declares "I HATE CILANTRO!" But even better than that, you can write a haiku. Yes, that's correct, a haiku about hating cilantro. You know you've got some stashed up somewhere and wondered where or whom you could share them with. You thought you were crazy. You are, only now, you're not the only one. So go to the site, let your frustrations out, and leave your haiku or relate your most disgusting experience with cilantro to your peers. Oh, you can even say what you think cilantro tastes like. A couple of my favorites:
"Soapy pennies. A friend once suggested cutting out the middle man and just offering pennies in a dish of soap, and you could lick them off and place the licked pennies in a bowl like edamame."
"The inside of a freshly cut open rubber ball."
Here are some of my favorite haikus from the site:
I look close, I pray
Please let it be parsley, please
I will just eat bread
Lick fur of wet dog
only then, you too will know
True cilantro taste
Oh, you looked so good
Why did you have to deceive?
My mouth tastes like pooKim and Bridge, you'd better watch out, or you're getting the I Hate Cilantro ornament for Christmas.