Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beautiful Artichokes


Boil until tender. Enjoy with warm melted butter and lemon!

28 comments :

Maryam said...

YUM!! Those look perfect!!

Maryam

http://athomewithmaryam.blogspot.com

Blue Fruit said...

They are magnificent! {I assume that you grew these?} Last summer, I let a couple of mine stay on in the veggie garden so that they could flower. OMG! The flowers are GLORIOUS, to say the very least. Huge globes of purple brilliance.

Ever Green Tree said...

soooo tempting! Lovely shot :)

Mel@Georgica Pond said...

Mother Nature is marvellous - really. They are such a work of art in themselves. I wish I could buy artichokes that look that good - someone should design a fabric around that pattern. Best way to serve them too. Mmmm..

pve design said...

yum.

Stephanie Jordan said...

We had a friend who was invited to dinner at the parents' house of a girl he was seeing. It was a tradition in their household to eat artichokes for birthday dinners. Problem was, our friend had never eaten an artichoke. So, when his date told him to just eat the "meat," he pulled off the leaf and threw the entire thing in his mouth ... to the amusement of everyone else at the table. I will never be able to look at artichokes without thinking of that story!

Lee said...

I love this blog. I never seem to be able to comment before others. This is the first time. I'm honored. Love this. We would be great friends. We have so much in common. We love all the same things. I love your taste. YOur fam is beautiful. God bless. Lisa

Barb McFaden said...

MY FAVORITE VEGGIE....ever!!! We used to have them all the time for our birthday dinners.....then we came to expect them in the toe of our Christmas stocking (remember, they are out of season at that time and hard to come by...or should I just say expensive.)

Now on WW...I don't use butter, but I eat them plain and really am enjoying the full taste. I am salivating as I type this.

O HAPPY DAY!!!

Love your posts. Let us see updates of the beautiful babies every once in a while. A true treat for us.

B.

Kit said...

Oh they sound so yummy! Do you know I haven't had an artichoke in 34 years! I think it is about time again, don't ya think?...LOL Have a great day! Kit

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I love artichokes-yum!!! We have always cooked them in the pressure cooker for 20 mins. and we serve our with mayo. Love hearing how others cook and eat theirs. One question-actually it is a family arguement that has gone on for 33 yrs....do you put the leaf in your mouth up or faced down? Just curious...
Enjoy!
Noreen

Ido said...

That sounds yummy!
XXX Ido

KAT said...

yes they are...work of art by HIM
KAT

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just delicious, are they from your garden?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Did you grow them? I love the sight of artichokes and asaparagus growing. Yum!

Kacie said...

Those look incredible! Wow. Don't find them like that at the store!

Kacie
A Collection of Passions
http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

A Country Farmhouse said...

These are store bought! I did buy some seeds for our garden this spring but I'm not so sure that they'll grow here. I'm willing to try though as they are a favorite!
And I eat the leaves UP! And only the last half of it...and then of course, the heart. Yum.

xoTrina

Blondie's Journal said...

These are huge!!! I have never made them myself, only have had them in restaurants. That easy?!!

XO,
Jane

designchic said...

heavenly...

Windlost said...

OMG. I will be right over! xo Terri

Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor said...

The artichokes look fantastic. I just love them when I dip them in melted butter. Delicious!!

The Polished Pebble said...

Wow Trina,,,them are some big Arties!

Butter and lemon, just too yummy,,,xo kelley

helen tilston said...

Mighty tempting and no doubt delicious. The freshest foods need such simple recipes
Helen

24 Corners said...

That is a frame-worthy shot...my goodness! They make me think of summer and warmth...I'm sure they were enjoyed immenseley.
Have a wonderful and 'hopefully' sunny weekend, this is going to be another very special one!!
xo J~

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I like your blog. Very pretty.

red ticking said...

hi trina.... missing you and wanted to stop by and say hello... hope you are doing great...

and the artichokes? only one of my favorite things in the world... simple and yet sooo amazing.

enjoy your special weekend xoxo

{ T G L } said...

Oh my, I just love artichokes! And these look so beautiful! Bon appetit!

Blessings,
This Good Life

Karen said...

Got this recipe from an Italian friend. I didn't have fresh arties so used canned and it was still fab!
400g cooked artichokes chopped, 1/2 C mayo, 1/2 C parmesan (grated), 4 T philly cheese , lemon juice, 1t minced garlic, 1/2 t cayenne. Combine, place into small oven dish, sprinkle more parmesan over top then cook in 200/390 oven 40 min. GREAT hot dip!

Flo said...

Graham, with a grimace on his face, says to Margaret: Look, Mom and Dad are eating leaves again.

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