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From the same artist's garden on Hornby Island, in the Canadian temperate rainforest, this artichoke is probably closer to those that most of us eat (that is those of us who do eat artichokes). I have often wondered how people discovered that artichokes are good to eat, and how. This is not immediately obvious. I like them with a dressing of mayonaise with some garlic crushed in, and a bit of balsamic vinegar, all mixed together to dip the ends in after cooking. My wife has tried steaming them. I think it works better (at least with artichokes, if no other vegetable) to boil them.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-510
Lens:ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jun 2007 - 4:15 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Another Artichoke
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:6 Mar 2013 - 4:34 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 4:59 AM

Nice capture, and your write up has made me hungry for an artichoke....Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Mar 2013 - 5:22 AM

A great photo Peter !! I cannot recall ever eating an artichoke Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:32 AM

Lovely, detailed image. After seeing this I think I'll contact the gardener in Spain to see if we can grow artichokes there.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 11:56 AM

I cult the stem short, and boil them for an hour or so.....until when you pull off a "leaf" (actually a petal), and taste it, the bottom part of the leaf comes off soft in your teeth. That is the part you eat. The rest of the leaf is not particularly edible. The heart, at the center, is the final prize.

Peter

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 5:32 PM

I have not eaten these in quite some time, When we did It was melted butter, lemon juice and probably a bit of garlic sauce-- delicious!
and a great image of one here!

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