November 21, 2010
My First Saffron Harvest-2010
This August I did a cooking class for an Italian friend at her fabulous villa in Chianti and one of the guests at the class brought a lovely hostess gift for both of us; 20 saffron bulbs.
He gave me instructions for planting.... and I was so excited to see my bulbs sprout and flower.
Some of the bulbs were double so I harvested twice from almost all the plants.
Now I leave them in the ground and split the bulbs next year so will have quite a bit.
This year I have already done a risotto and a soup and still have some left.
Mille Grazie! I adore gifts that keep on giving!