Author Archive for Shirin

“Tarof” Moments…What does it really mean?

I have been asked by a few people to write about the one and only fabulous word (action? behavior?… I am not even sure).. TAROF. There have been many times where I wish I could just explain what the word…

Welcome!

So, what is this blog all about? I know what you are thinking: “This must be a blog about food, spices and recipes!” Actually, no, but maybe some of that will come later. TheSaffronLife is a casual and fun place…

Aftab Dance Group welcomes new members!

Last night, the Aftab Dance Group welcomed new members into their group.  We now have 16 members..wow, that’s a lot!  The group has some girls born in the US, some born in Iran,  some raised in Iran and now in…

Shajarian & the Shahnaz Ensemble in Boston

Last Thursday, my dad and I went to see Shajarian who came to Boston to kick off his US tour.  I had never seen him live but having parents from Iran and a dad who loves Iranian classical music, I had heard…