Artichoke leaves dipped in butter and lemon juice

globe artichokesYum, yum. My favourite summer tipple, timed to perfection for my birthday.

Globe artichokes take up a lot of space, and you don’t get much food from them. BUT what you do get is rather delicious: I love the smell of artichokes boiling in the kitchen. They have a mealy, earthy, aromatic tang that fills the whole house and makes me drool with hunger.

They are best consumed cooled, dipping each leaf in a mixture of melted butter, pepper and lemon juice.

Heaven on a plate.

8 Responses to “Artichoke leaves dipped in butter and lemon juice”

  1. maureen Says:

    I have planted 12 globe artichokes this year so I won’t get a harvest until next year. They are growing at an amazing rate. Yours look a good size so I guess they have been in a while.

  2. Rham Says:

    Amen to that!

  3. Rachael Says:

    and happy birthday 🙂

  4. ITFarmer Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, and I’m happy to see you’ve had luck with artichokes. I’ve started a few from seed this year, with no clue what to expect. I’ve never seen nor tasted an artichoke, and I’m happy to find that they grow in your relativity similar climate, and are also pleasing to the pallet.

  5. Tanya Walton Says:

    Sounds kind of nice…though I have to confess to never having tried artichoke!!

  6. Diane Says:

    Mayonnaise.

  7. Christina Says:

    Oh man, I love artichokes. They are a springtime treat around here, and one I can never get enough of. I eat them exactly the same way you do. Delicious!

    Hey, our birthdays are a day apart! Mine is the 18th. I hope you had a great one, and that this year is your best yet.

  8. Soilman Says:

    Happy birthday, Christina!