September 07, 2012


They're so lovely.  Just sayin'.

I love steaming artichokes and dipping the leaves (and the heart, of course) into my homemade dijon vinaigrette.

The way to steam artichokes is to fill a pot with about 1-2 inches of water and then place the artichokes face up in the pot.  Put the heat on high until the water comes to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer.  Close the lid and steam the artichokes for about 30 mins.  You know they're re done once you can easy pluck out one of leaves.

I have them with a vinaigrette made from dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper.

How to eat steamed artichokes:  

1) pluck out a leaf starting from the outside
2) dip the bottom of the leaf into your vinaigrette
3) scrape the bottom of the leaf with your teeth
4) continue steps 1-3 until you get to the heart
5) pull out the hairy part at the top of the heart
6) dip the artichoke heart into your vinaigrette and enjoy your prize!


  1. I found a new recipe a short time ago. Before stick slivers of butter and garlic down in many of the leaves. Try's very good.