Category Archives: Artichokes

LOVELY ARTICHOKES – EDIBLE THISTLES!

GUESS WHAT I’M EATING FOR DINNER TONIGHT?  ARTICHOKES!  I bought 3 at the La Jolla Farmer’s Market this morning.  This is how I prepare them:  pour olive oil & sprinkle Italian bread crumbs between the leaves & steam the artichokes for about 45 minutes.  Lovely edible thistles!

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BABY ARTICHOKE – WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

Artichoke Sketches 7-2014 WATERMARKNature & Botanical Art Journal 2014

 

BABY ARTICHOKES IN A BLUE & WHITE BOWL – WATERCOLOR & PHOTOS

BABY ARTICHOKES AT THE FARMER’S MARKET.  Too beautiful to resist.  When an artichoke is left on the plant it blooms into a gorgeous thistle flower!  I love the pale green-gray colors of these baby artichokes.  Some of them were dark forest green with maroon undertones, too.  Another lesson in a nature color palette.  If I had a seamstress, I would have her make me linen clothes with simple lines in artichoke colors & I could wear them with a blue & white china necklace & be a secret artichoke fairy.

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