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Old 01-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #21
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I love artichokes. When I was growing up my dad had a job hauling produce from the Delta into the packing sheds. It was amazing how many crates of produce....artichokes, asparagus, corn, squash, potatoes, celery.. bounced off the top of his truck. Some times supper was a huge pot of the day's mishap, perfect for our vegetarian mother.
So much beautiful produce comes from the central valley of California. If we don't get some much needed rain to get us out of this drought, the entire country will feel the hurt.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:41 PM   #22
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+1....

Kayelle, thank you for posting back of your success with the stuffed artichokes. I am SO going to try this! It sounds and looks wonderful.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:58 AM   #23
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I have an over abundance of big beautiful artichokes and I came across this great video. I like it because it moves so fast and gets right to the point with great music to boot. I paused it the second time I watched it so I could write down the ingredients. Before I get into the kitchen, I thought I'd share it with all of you......




So do you like artichokes, and what do you do with them?
Very simple tastes. Boiled/steamed and eaten with hollandaise sauce or balsamic vinaigrette.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:08 AM   #24
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My daughter probably took them. I can't tell you how many times my kitchen has been raided by my kids. You can usually find those spoons in your local Dollar Store.
I had a set once too but they disappeared. Perhaps grapefruit spoons are nomadic.

Never been able to find any in the shops. Must look on line.

As regards the recipe which does sound gorgeous, I'm afraid I have to paraphrase Shirley Conran and say "Life's too short to stuff artichokes"
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:04 PM   #25
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I had a set once too but they disappeared. Perhaps grapefruit spoons are nomadic.

Never been able to find any in the shops. Must look on line.

As regards the recipe which does sound gorgeous, I'm afraid I have to paraphrase Shirley Conran and say "Life's too short to stuff artichokes"
I believe the quote is mushrooms, although I think the life of a foodie is long enough to stuff both.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #26
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Why do I never see artichokes served in restaurants like the way I described? I've never seen this here.

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Old 02-03-2014, 02:18 PM   #27
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Why do I never see artichokes served in restaurants like the way I described? I've never seen this here.

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My guess is the reason you don't see steamed artichokes in restaurants often (in this simple form) is that they take a long time to cook. The area of the country you live in may also be a factor but I had an artichoke recently at Early Girl in Asheville so maybe this is changing...

I routinely see small artichokes served in italian and spanish style restaurants, pan seared with tomatoes or served with pasta.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:55 AM   #28
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This thread got me to hankering. So I bought four small artichokes yesterday. I will just steam them and dip in melted butter. Two for me, and two for The Pirate. But until the time comes for them, we will be having chicken salad sandwiches. We had KFC Original yesterday. It was horrible. Too dang salty. There were eight pieces, four for The Pirate and four for me. One piece each was all we could get down. But did make a massive dent in the cole slaw. So tonight I peeled off all the skin and meat from the other pieces. Cut up a med. onion and four stalks of celery. Will mix in some celery seed and mayo tomorrow. But will be looking forward to the artichokes. Been a couple of years since I had one.
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Herry, Italian dressing is it?
I cook the artichokes in the same way and I cook in a pan the stem and the heart to part with pepper and bacon
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:47 PM   #30
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Addie, I ordered 2 new grapefruit spoons on ebay ($6.00, free shipping) and they arrived this morning.

Guess I need to go get more artichokes!

Another question for everyone...

Do you cook your artichokes stem up or stem down? I noticed in the video they were cooked stem up in the pot with liquid and I've always done them stem down. I wonder which way would be better?
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