I wish you luck but I would not be surprised if your local supermakets remove and discard the roots which are substantial. You may have to grow your own when spring comes. There is no substitute for coriander root.
No, we can't make it to Guatemala this year. We opted instead for a tour of Guanajuato State intending to head over to Puebla & Veracruz after that but the weather was lousy with copious rains and cold temperatures so, after a couple of days in San Miguel and Guanajuato, we headed back to Lake Chapala and did the Michoacan/Puerto Vallarta excursion.. Despite the really bad weather, we were impressed with the beauty of San Miguel and Guanajuato although neither town appeals to us as a place to move. Too steep and crowded. In addition, San Miguel is a little too impressed with itself. We've lived in such insufferable places in the past and found that, after a while, all of this pride in where one lives is tiring to the listener.
We also flipped over Atotonilco between San Miguel and Dolores Hidalgo. The church there is not to be missed.
(This post was edited by Bubba on Mar 3, 2006, 6:20 AM)