i have discovered that artichokes adore being neglected. nowhere in any of my gardening books did it say that one should have a bébé, then become a useless, good-for-nothing, farm-abandoner.
sure, occasionally thehobbit would water thefarm for me, but i imagine he spent more time spraying the garage wall, on jet mode, than actually watering the beds.
once word of my discovery gets around, fame & riches shall be mine at last. long overdue, if you ask me.
hey look what i found on google: click me. we passed a giant field of artichokes on the train, but i was too busy drooling to take a photo.
let's share our favorite way to eat artichokes. i'll start: steamed, and dipped in garlic butter.