How you feel about the months of January and February is highly subjective. You might dread these four-syllabled months, especially if you trudge under bleak skies and stingy light. You might be cold or damp or long for strawberries or at least crocuses. You might be sick of hat head. Your feet might be cold. You might be tired of beef stew. I hear you. But that's not the only view.
There's the pomegranate-hued view, the one where you relish January and February, set free from the holiday demands and emotional overload of November and December. Clean plate, clear agenda, end-of-the-year doctors appointments over, flex spending account refreshed, citrus trees blooming somewhere, and increasing minutes of daylight on the docket. You might live in California where though we wish rain would fall, sun always seems to shine. You could see potential in these months.
I'm inclined to take the latter view. All things considered it seems the far better option. Besides, I do live in the land where it never seems to rain and one needs a way to look for the upsides. However, if you happen to be condemned to slog through winter, your brow beaten, your ground frozen solid, your eyebrows heavy, your house creaking, your skin pale and wan (I know, you're not that bad, but drama can be fun) I have a marvelous suggestion, and though not inexpensive, it's more thrifty than travel to a balmy isle. Saffron!
Vividly hued, exotic, fragrant, steeped in history, complex in flavor, painstakingly sourced and sorted, rich in possibility. What could be better to pull you out of your winter doldrums?
Let's find out by taking a listen to this Menu in a Minute, part of a Radio Series aired daily on 104.7 The MILE in the glorious mountains of Colorado (where it's still possible to have cold feet.)
|Crocus Satvius - saffron threads within|
|This could be your dinner|
|And this could be your breakfast! Do scramble|