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Artichokes: Preserved Hearts . Steamed with Blue Cheese Dressing . in Risotto . with Spinach (spread)

Artichoke Spinach Spread

May 2009

artichoke/spinach spread - May 2009

This spread is delicious with pita and/or falafels.

artichoke/spinach spread - May 2009

Preserved Artichoke Hearts

October 2011

At Thanksgiving, one of our vegetable stores was selling boxes of baby artichokes. We couldn't resist buying them; we love artichoke hearts!

artichoke hearts - October 2011

Steam the artichokes til they're tender and then peel away the outer leaves. Sprinkle kosher salt over the draining artichoke hearts, then use tongs to gently place them in a sterilized jar with a nice wide mouth.

artichoke hearts - October 2011
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Keep the leaves!! They're fabulous with blue cheese dip.

artichoke hearts - October 2011

Pour olive oil into the jar. Add peppercorns and a bay leaf and top up with more olive oil.

artichoke hearts - October 2011
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Seal the jar(s) and process in boiling water for 10 minutes. Once completely cool, check the seal and label. Refrigerate after opening.

artichoke hearts - October 2011

Artichoke hearts are not only delicious in the above artichoke/spinach spread, but they are brilliant with mushrooms on pizza.

artichokes - November 2011

The pizza toppings here are tomato sauce, mushrooms, thinly sliced red onion, oil-cured black olives, mozzarella cheese, ham, hot pepper flakes and artichoke hearts. (more photos of pizza here)

pizza - January 2012

to recipes from OUR kitchen
pita ~ harissa ~ Homemade Felafel

to blog from OUR kitchen
spinach and baby artichoke spread (Bookmarked Recipes) includes recipe





Baby artichokes are particularly wonderful because there is no choke to worry about. And because they aren't much longer than 2 inches, they take virtually no time to cook.

baby artichokes - April 2009

Drizzle a little olive oil and lemon juice on them just after they're cooked and they absorb it entirely.

baby artichokes - April 2009

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