The food thread has a ton of great ideas. I know a while back we had a post about deals on saffron. I just got my spices from www.myspicesage.com yesterday. It is my third order and I was again very happy with the quality. I got a notice about their current deal. Right now, and likely for a few days, with ANY order you get 1 gram of spanish saffron for free. Yes, for free. You also can choose a one ounce sample of another item (from a very long list) for free. Orders over $40 ship for just $4. They normally sell 1/2 gram of spanish saffron for $7 and 1 gram for $11. The value of the other spice will vary based on your choice. Given all our talk of raspberry habanero jelly on cream cheese, and rosemary apple pie, I thought this might be of interest. The spices are dried and not fresh off the plant, but they are much fresher than any I have purchased in the grocery store lately. I made the mistake of letting husband and thank you know that I got 1/4 inch diced dried jalapenos for my sample. They went through almost 1/4 of the bag eating them like candy! thank you said they are as flavorful as the ones he grew last summer with husband - very high praise from him, lol. I don't know if they will last long enough for me to figure out a recipe for a barbecue/chili pepper granola with bits of dried jalapeno in them!