Cilantro, otherwise known as coriander, is one of those tastes that are very divisive and polarizing. People either love it or hate it, with very few in between. The smell and taste of cilantro also varies from person to person, meaning that what one person loves about the herb may be utterly repulsive to someone else. Cilantro has been around for thousands of years in nearly every cuisine in the world; some experts even say that it was one of the first spices cultivated by humans 10,000 years ago.

Many people can’t stand cilantro. Maybe they had a terrible experience with guacamole or pico de gallo in their youth, and haven’t been able to stomach it since. Maybe they just don’t like it for reasons that elude even their own comprehension.

People who like cilantro generally enjoy its earthy, peppery flavor. It is a perfect complement to citrus fruits and fatty meats. Because of its unique taste, cilantro can stand out in many different dishes and spice blends. Despite what you may have heard, it is an herb rather than a vegetable and belongs to the same family as mint, basil, oregano and rosemary.

Which ever side of the cilantro fence you land on...we can all agree that a Cilantro Soap is a little too weird. Chipotle have announced a Cilantro Soap for some unknown reason

Made with real ingredients, this 100% real soap bar is the perfect gift for cilantro lovers and haters alike. Just make sure they don’t eat it.

 

Ingredients: Saponified organic oils (olive, coconut, flaxseed, shea), coriander essential oil, chlorella powder.

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What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

Winter is Coming...Here's What to Keep in Your Car to Keep you Safe

The Illinois State Police recently put out a post on social media reminding us that Winter is not too far away.

"PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE NOW FOR INCLEMENT AND WINTER WEATHER!
Extreme weather can have a devastating impact on driving conditions, especially when ice and snow are involved. Freezing rain, icy roads and white-out snow conditions can result in road hazards for drivers of all ages."

Here are their tips on keeping you & your family safe this season.