If this is your first seed, you can expect a 2-3 week germination time depending on what type of seed you are using. In order to ensure your saffron is at the desired size, you will need to allow time for it to grow for the time needed.
The plant will continue to grow from seed for 4-6 weeks and produce a saffron bloom. After this time, the seed will begin producing seed powder which will begin to settle in the bottom of the pot. The powder will form tiny balls of the seed which should not be disturbed and will continue to germinate until it reaches the proper size.
You can begin to harvest your saffron by pulling the seeds out of the top of the pot and letting them dry. This helps prevent seed pods and their surrounding liquid from forming. Do not place the saffron in a pot in direct sunlight as the seed pods will rot before the seed is large enough to hold their shape.
Feta made from fresh saffron is delicious and can be found in most of the ethnic homes and restaurants of Greece. Feta is similar to cheese except that it is slightly sour tasting. Feta can be enjoyed as a dip with crackers and bread. Feta can also be added to a sandwich topping in place of mayo. The Feta is made from a mixture of saffron, salt and pepper.
Saffron Feta Recipe
In the past, all I’ve ever used to make Feta was saffron and olive oil. However, this recipe has all the flavor you would expect from saffron. The ingredients are simple and the method is quite easy. It requires little or no prep. It comes together fairly quick and only need 5 minutes a jar of Feta.
1/4 cup saffron powder
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or some homemade white vinegar)
1/3 cup water
1. In a small pot, combine all the ingredients except for the water.
2. Boil and steam the ingredients for a few minutes until the salt is absorbed by the ingredients but does not reach the boiling point. This will give you a nice thick liquid Feta.
1. Mix the Feta with a fork.
2. Once the Feta has reached your desired consistency, put it into plastic wrap or put it in the fridge
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