(trying to set the record for longest period of time between quote
But why bother with the Spanish? I happen to be--erm, to know a
certain 14th C Novgorodian trader who has been known to cheaply
import Saffron from the Middle East...
(now that I've got your curiosity whetted)
This spring, I brought back 20 grams of saffron from Tashkent, for
roughly 1/100th of the market cost. It's not the highest quality,
granted, but it's plenty good to cook with, and with prices like
that, enough to dye with is easy to do. :) And they're sending me
back there this fall... Woohoo!
There's other goodies there, too, but I'll save those for later.
Mikhail Chayka Pavlov-syn Novgorodets,
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
, "Kass McGann" <historian@r...>
> > > Gotta save up my pennies to buy saffron from the Spanish, don't
> > > hee...
> > >
> > > Caisin
> > Pssst. Theres cheaper dies that look the same. Save the money
> > you bought saffron from the Spanish. Oops. Nobody else heard
> No, Caoilte, that was the inner voice that only other Irish