Last summer, we planted 2 artichoke plants in our vegetable garden. We were told we'd be lucky to get 2 - 3 artichokes from each plant. The plants took over and we got over 20 artichokes from them!
Trim the stems from the artichokes and place them in the basket of a steamer.
Steam for one hour - checking the water level and adding more to make sure it doesn't evaporate.
We served these with Penzeys Creamy Peppercorn sauce for dipping. Using a grapefruit spoon makes easy work of cleaning the fuzzy middles out so you can enjoy the heart!
Tonight, we had beautiful fresh Sea Bass that we purchased from Fresh Fish Fanatics right off their boat at the Channel Islands Farmers' Market. We seasoned it with Lime Olive Oil, minced Tarragon, Parsley, Chives, and Lemon Thyme from our garden. We sealed the foil pouches and baked them at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
Warren Brown has a new cookbook called Cakelove in the Morning! We tried this recipe using only new potatoes. The potatoes were delicious, but the next time we make them, we'll set the oven at 400 degrees so they'll be crisper.
|Artichokes growing in our garden!|