Saffron Gratin Recipe:
Saffron infused vegetable Gratin with potatoes, carrots, beans, and baby corn.
This morning as I sat down to my cup of tea and turned on the TV a news flashed loud into my head ,“Mala’s condition has returned back to critical, say her doctors.” The next news script tells me that today the UN observes its 2nd the International Day of the Girl Child, could it get more ironical. It saddens me; it infuriates me and not just that but also leaves me helpless for there’s nothing I am doing to help the condition of many Mala Yausafzai’s who tread alone.
But often a news like that shakes me up, makes me slow down a bit and feel blessed , I then take a deep breath and wonder what will I do about it? Don’t really have the right answer to that one, but I’ll talk about it to as many people as I can. I don’t know if it will make any difference but that I have a medium where I can express myself, I might as well use it. And if I was just able to raise a thought in even one head, make one of you feel a little more sensitive and humbled, I’ll know it was worth it.
Moving on to food, here’s an all time favourite recipe that you can’t ever have enough of. It was a perfect answer to the gloomy mood, delicious Saffron infused Gratin. My first instinct told me to add loads of cheese and saffron to potatoes and put it under the grill but then I needed to something to reduce the guilt over been fixed on potatoes. How did I do it, I added a few assorted vegetables, some white sauce, cream and some herbs. Did all of it reduce the guilt, not even a bit but instead increased it by many fold. Well what can I say, guess that’s the price I had to pay for a mouthful of deliciousness.