Have you ever eaten an artichoke? Its fun! And children ( once they get the hang of it) love it!. They are easy to cook too.
Just submerge them partially in about 2 inches of water in a pot, and boil until they are soft when you pluck off a leaf. One does not eat the whole leaf just the end part of it. And the ones that are shown above are from our Little Farm ( along with some lettuce we just picked too). We eat them a LOT! You can dip the leaves in butter, or dressing ( balsamic and olive oil ) or just lemon juice. Or just eat them as they are. They have a nutty fresh flavor ( no nuts involved).
You could eat artichokes as your whole meal – they are pretty filling – or as a starter. Another option is to use a vinegar, olive oil, chopped green olives, chopped red onion, lemon juice, with a teaspoon of sugar combination dressing.
All in all – healthy, delicious and fun to eat – a great summer food.