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Cheap saffron substitute?
Fri 25-Sep-09
12:38 pm
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David B

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So there I was, sitting in the dentist's waiting room this morning, idly flicking through a magazine, when I came upon a short article on pot marigolds.

It said that taking pot marigold petals, zapping them in the microwave to dry, and then crushing them up to a powder made a very good saffron substitute both for colour and taste.

I haven't got any marigolds, but if anyone has, or has tried this before, I'd be very interested in knowing how it works.

I like saffron:)

I've posted this on another board, too, so I'll pass on any feedback I get from there

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Fri 25-Sep-09
12:56 pm
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Wow that's an excellent tip! I will certainly grow marigolds next year and give this a go.

Mon 12-Oct-09
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It does work marigolds have a few uses do the same for danyloins and start a collection of home made dryed food colour-ing the trouble is im running out of space and still need 12 large containers and loads of small.

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