I've no need of a calender to tell me that we're much closer to the vernal equinox than we were a few weeks ago. The increasing amount of daylight since the winter solstice has triggered new growth in the cilantro plant I brought in from the garden last fall. Although we had some gray, dismal days during the past three months, there were enough bright, sunny ones to keep this plant alive and vital. Now it's coming out of its low key growth.
I'm still debating whether I'll plant it out or keep it inside. But either way, its flavorful leaves and stems will definitely keep finding their way into my cooking.