Raw Artichoke Salad

When you grow artichokes (or anything else really), you need to find new ways to eat them!  This raw artichoke salad is one I’ve now made many times. I don’t measure anything anymore and often make it from just one artichoke just for me. I got the original recipe from Buvette (Amazon link), a cookbook I […]

Grilled Artichoke and Potato Frittata

With fresh eggs from the hen and fresh artichokes from the garden, last night’s frittata was about as good as it gets!  Frittatas are much less fussy than omelets and easily adaptable to serve more or less people. The texture is different even though the ingredients are similar because the egg puffs up in the […]

Pasta with Artichokes and Bacon

The garden is giving me lots of artichokes this spring and I’m loving them!  So far, in addition to plain steamed (or simmered) artichokes served with lemony mayonnaise, I’ve made artichoke soup, pasta with spicy artichoke sauce, sautéed artichokes, marinated baby artichokes, braised artichokes… Oh, and a raw artichoke salad!  They’ve all been really good […]

How to Cook Artichokes

I’m often asked how to cook artichokes. I grew up mostly in California and we ate a lot of artichokes.  I only remember my mom boiling them in water and serving with mayonnaise and lemon juice, which is still a favorite of mine. We love artichokes–so much so that I have 3 plants of my […]


Springtime means artichokes to me. I’ve planted some artichoke plants this year, but that means I won’t be picking them until at least next year. In the meantime, the prices were finally low enough that I succumbed and bought some at the market today. Our never-ending rain here in California means that artichokes and asparagus […]