Saffron Is More Expensive Than Cocaine

Or at least it was back in 2018.

Last week, my traveling nurse friend, Drew (the one I spent a weekend in KC with a while back), texted me a picture of the beef stroganoff he had made for dinner.

Which launched into a conversation about cooking in general. And how Drew has never fed me but likes to share all the delicious things he makes via text.

…what a stomach tease.

During our conversation, I discovered Drew likes to add a dash of saffron into his paela. And in other dishes he makes.


This is when Drew shared the price of saffron. I choked. Then I wondered how it compared with cocaine. Because I’m naturally curious about things I probably shouldn’t be curious about.

But the fun didn’t stop after my Google search that confirmed saffron, in 2018 (not so sure how it ranks now) was more expensive than coke.

Drew proceeded to gift me with the most wonderful follow up texts. I will never look at saffron the same again.

“Saffron is hand picked. Saffron is the stamen of a flower. Yes…you are cooking with flower dicks“.

“Oh, I’m sorry, wrong genitals. You are cooking with flower vaginas”.

…you’re welcome.

More posts to come.

Published by amberalice

I’m not sure how to summarize myself properly (I struggle with simply being human). But let’s give it a try! Spiritual witchy hippie who dreams of three day weekends and human rights for all. Lunch lady to the neighborhood birbs (white breasted nut hatches are the best!). Adore my jumping spiders. Oh, there are also 50 or so plants we share our home with. And some rogue lady bugs. It’s always interesting to see where they show up. Like on toilet paper. This is where I add a heavy dash of queer, neurodivergency, and vegetarianism. Am big on hugs- I give them most generously.

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