Journaling Is My Friend And An Adventure With Saffron

Okay, maybe journaling isn’t that sexy.  The point is, I like to journal because it helps me slow down and think things through.  It is a handy aid for people like me who like to reflect on thoughts and ideas.  Take my sudden interest in Saffron.  I picked up a bottle of Spanish Saffron for about 8 bucks.  And I found a rice recipe I’ll use to make some lunches for work.  And I’ll try one meal at supper tonight to see if I like the dish enough for work.

The adventure is already on it’s way.  I’ve had a nice conversation about saffron with a relative.  The topic came up because of my interest in the subject.  I’ve noticed saffron at the market.  And I thought it might make a good new recipe for lunches this week.  I’ll just grind it up and put it in a veggie dish I’ll make this afternoon.

I plan to make enough rice and veggies for three meals.  And I’ll have one for supper tonight.  If the recipe turns out, I’ll eat two more for lunches this week.  I can just freeze them and bring them to work.  I’ll make the same rice I’ve been cooking for years.  And I’ll add mixed veggies and grind up about 3 strands of saffron.  After the rice and veggies are cooked, I’ll mix them together.  I’ll add the ground saffron to the mix.

I plan to add a little salt.  But I don’t want to make my meal taste too complex.  I’d prefer to have my palate  mostly clean to prepare myself to acquire the taste.  I have found that changes in my food sometimes take numerous attempts before I can find a use for them in my diet.  I may find the perfume quality of the saffron too much of a change for the first attempt.  However, I may be surprised at my familiarity to the spice.  I don’t remember eating it before, but I have eaten a lot of Indian cuisine and many dishes that have the ‘perfume’ taste in it.  Anyhow, I’ll reflect some more when the deed is done.  Who knows, it may turn out to be a dish to try out with friends and relatives.

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