Looking forward to some yummy artichokes!

Mary Pat Cooks

Artichokes Artichokes

Artichokes are sexy. You eat them with your hands and pull them through your teeth. They are even considered an aphrodisiac by many. In the 1600’s only men were allowed to eat them for fear of how women would react.

Artichokes are the buds of the flower of a plant in the thistle family. The flower if allowed to mature is very large, purple and fuzzy. Kind of sexy. Artichoke are in season from March through May. Most in the United States come from California.

Many people are intimidated by the idea of cooking them at home. In reality they are not difficult. First buy artichokes that are a good green color. The leaves should not look dry and brown. When you squish the artichoke you should hear the leaves squeak.

When you get your artichoke home store it in a plastic bag in the fridge. To prepare for cooking…

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