Friday, August 17, 2018


Saffron is from the stigmas from the hybridized autumn crocus.  It has taken on being precious, not because of its rarity, but primarily because of the extensive labor needed to harvest it (it does not lend itself to mechanization).  The season is short, it has to be picked and processed by hand, and it takes about a football field size field of crocus to yield a pound of the spice.  Fortunately it only takes a tiny amount (a few strands really) to flavor a dish an a bit more to dye fabric.  So this joins the posts on Tyrian Purple, Carmine, and Indigo

Cultivated since ancient times, used in food, liquors, and as a dye

Saffron was a dye for fabrics since ancient times, but it is an expensive dye

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Woodsterman: It's Funday

Goodstuffs Cyber World: Photo Dump

The Right Way: Rule 5 Saturday Link Around

Political Clown Parade: Flowing Curves Of Beauty

The Feral Irishman: Honey, could you grab me a cold beer

A View from the Beach: Women Get the Blues Over Red Meat

Animal Magnetism: Whale of a time in Japan and Asian Invasion

Diogenes Middle Finger News: A Good Monday Morning & Fishnet Friday 

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick, Girls With Guns and Morning Mistress 

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and saffron


Dust bury
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
O.K. Corral
Daily Caller
Wired Right
Pirate's Cove
Proof Positive
The Right Way
Blazing Cat Fur
MissK's World...
By Other Means
American Power
Irons In The Fire
Guns and Bikinis
Raconteur Report
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Grouchy Old Cripple
Small Dead Animals
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised you didn't include a pic of a full crate of Saffron…


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