I planted cilantro for the first time this year. OK, I'll be honest, everything I planted was for the first time this year... I've never had an entire summer with my own place to grow stuff before. Anyway, I planted cilantro.
I read after it started growing that cilantro and coriander are the same plant- coriander is what the seeds of the cilantro (leaves & stems) are called. Well, I have a spice rack given to me a year ago with the coriander undisturbed- I don't use it! I was determined to use as much cilantro as possible to avoid getting coriander. Well, I did my best and the cilantro still bolted, or started to. I was determined to not lose the cilantro I still had (from my reading, when the cilantro bolts, the plant gets bitter.)
Anyway, I harvested the whole bunch at once. What was I going to do with all of it? I was really hoping to make some more salsa, with the tomatoes that aren't quite ripe yet. Through searching, I found how to freeze cilantro. With any luck, I will have "fresh" cilantro to use in salsa with the anticipated tomatoes. A note: I had read that the stems of cilantro taste the same as the leaves and, for my purposes, they'll be chopped up together and no one will notice... so I froze the stems and leaves.
In the end, the few ice cubes don't look like much- I hope the effort will be worth it! It's an experiment, anyway.