Jen and Lee from Eladnelle Farm would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2019.
We are off to celebrations tonight in the Ellendale Hall.
It's a bring everything sort of event.
So I've made Saffron Egg Muffins and Saffron Quiche - recipe below:
(Admittedly not the prettiest of muffins, but taste delicious!)
Fire season upon us, so grass needs to be slashed. First the slasher needs some repairs. This is not Lee’s best angle!
The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a reconstructed Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest, Akrotiri, Santorini island, Greece (Thanks to my cousin Sarah for sharing this with us)
Lovely way to start our feast with friends on Christmas Eve - Saffron Aioli with Prawns and Avocado. Set off perfectly by a glass of Sparkling Arras.
Do you think I went a bit overboard with my Saffron Garnish?
Taste and Texture:
Garlicky, with saffron's faint honey-vanilla sweetness balanced by a light bitterness. Thick and creamy.
Buy directly from our farm; you can then enjoy the many benefits of our 100% Australian product. You are guaranteed that this high-quality spice is pure saffron. Our Saffron was planted, grown, picked, processed and packaged (all by hand), in the pristine environment of the Upper Derwent Valley of Tasmania.
Christmas shopping done, so time for an end of day glass of Tasmania's Sparkling Arras; whilst enjoying the view - aaaahhhh bliss.........
By purchasing Saffron in the 'Always Prepared Cooks' 150 mg size, you have more Saffron than required for just one course. Then you are the epitome of the Always Prepared Cook!
You can cook two courses using Saffron for the same dinner party, OR two or three courses on different days and occasions.
Rule of thumb is 100 mg for a main meal and 50 mg for an Entrée, Dessert or even Breakfast, which is enough to feed between four to eight people.
The beautiful Crocus Sativus flower produces stamens; which when picked and dried are known as Saffron (King of Spice); used to flavour many dishes such as bouillabaisse and paella.
Saffron also has a long history of use in herbal medicine.
Saffron contains more than 150 volatile compounds.
Crustless Lemon Cheesecake with Poached Saffron Apricots.
Often gelatine is used when making Cheesecake, it is a personal preference of mine (Jen) not to do so. I find the cheesecake mixture (as long as kept in the Refrigerator) does stay firm without it.
When the clouds are big and fluffy, the ebbing sunrise can be even more spectacular than usual. What's the phrase? 'Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much' how true........
We at Eladnelle Farm have been reading a lot about Saffron.
This is a bit of a different idea for Saffron instead of just eating it.......give it a go?
Many say saffron is the most precious spice in the world. It gives aroma to your recipes and has so many health benefits, we just wouldn’t know where to start from. Apart from these qualities, it can be used in the daily beauty routine. So, how do we use it? If you mix it with sandalwood and a bit of milk, you’ll get a great face mask that will give you radiant and smooth skin. Saffron has anti-bacterial qualities, so it can be used for curing acne. The saffron milk combination can serve as a face wash. Just soak saffron in milk for 2 hours, and use it on your face and neck. It’ll help reduce dark circles and fatigue lines. Your circulation will improve and your skin will glow. You can combine saffron with different oils like olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil to massage your skin. It will relax you and the oil will have a wonderful smell. You can make all sort of hair masks since saffron helps to arrest hair fall and promotes the growth of new hair. It makes a smooth paste and regular usage restores hair damage.
We're got a new water feature at Eladnelle Farm! This is farm life where all our drinking water from a water tank is so precious, we relearnt an old lesson – always keep the tank strainer clear.
here to edit.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ellendale, Tasmania! Attended carol service at Ellendale Hall tonight - community members were in fine voice. And the local kids were just great too, which is what Christmas can be all about.
Momentous day for Eladnelle Farm - Official launch of our on-line shop today.
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Jen & Lee own and operate Eladnelle Farm. They produce and sell high-quality Tasmanian Saffron.