Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This is our first year to grow artichokes. They are really just a giant thistle. Did you know?
Our Aunt Dorothy steamed them and served them with hot melted butter, so I thought I'd give it a try. I read that I must clip the sharp and bristly tips.
This is how they look after clipping.
I also read that I should steam them upside down for 40 minutes. Before I did this, I soaked them in warm salty water and lots of bugs floated to the top. Thought I'd mention this, in case you don't like hot steamed bugs. I know I don't. Anyway, bugs got rinsed down the drain before steaming.
After steaming, take individual leaves, dip in warm, salty and peppery butter. Yum!! Enjoy!
Blessings, Kathi
"It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field." Genesis 3:18


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I've never seen artichokes growing...very interesting! And the do look mighty tasty with that butter! Yum! :)

Happy@Home said...

Your artichokes look so good, Kathi. My mom used to make them just like you have shown and I remember liking them. I guess I should try them out. Thanks for the tip on the bugs.

Rose of Sharon said...

Mmm! Delicious! I never knew to cut off those sharp tips or soaking in the salt water! Thanks for the tips!

Love, Sharon

Elena said...

Those look so yummy and I love aritchokes. They are high in iron so they are good for you too:)


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