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!
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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