SAFFRON Crocus sativus: Some 150 compounds in the Crocus sativus flower’s stigma give saffron its pungent taste and haylike fragrance. These compounds, including safranal, likely evolved to attract pollinators. It takes 210,000 of these stigmas, from a football field’s worth of crocuses, to yield a pound of saffron.
NYT Cooking: Here is a chocolate ice cream topping that has a texture nearly identical to that of the commercial product Magic Shell (which also contains coconut oil), but with a far richer, more fudgy flavor.
The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat ~ Easily check for the doneness of meat without using a thermometer by comparing how the meat feels with the feeling of your hand as you touch different fingers together. ~ SimplyRecipes.com #howto