Diane Whitehead
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:45:51 PST
The price of gold was controlled when I was young, so saffron and 
gold may have had similar prices at that time.

I used to have a few flowers every year and I would collect the 
stigmas and put them in a little dish in a corner of a shelf, waiting 
till I had enough collected to use.  Then my plants stopped 
flowering, and I never did get around to using my collection.  I 
wonder how long they remained flavourful.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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