Cue music from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF:
Wonder of wonders,
Miracle of miracles,
I grew an artichoke on my land
When I first planted it
How I had hoped for this
Nature agreed and they grew as planned!
OK, I'm done singing ... but isn't this just the coolest thing? Mama Artichoke and one of her triplets are seen above. I had planted Cardoons in this same bed quite a few years ago and they grew spectacularly so I thought I'd give an artichoke a try. I really didn't expect it to produce but as I was moving rocks the other day, I happened to glance over in that direction and saw that Mother Nature had been generous. I plan to harvest them later today and serve them tonight so I need to do a little recipe research. Any ideas?