Holla back friends!
First I want to apologize to you guys. When I landed in Houston I spent some time redesigning my website; and as I was doing so I had to do some technical website mumbo jumbo. Without boring you with the gory details; when I moved over my host I lost y’all there for a bit. So basically I was just here
talking writing to myself, but I’m used to talking writing to myself so it’s all good.
But I’m glad you’re back.
I’ve missed y’all!
Now hopefully everything is all squared away and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Let’s chat about artichokes. I lurve me some artichokes! I love spinach and artichoke dip, I love baked artichokes, I love grilled artichokes, I love fried artichokes.
Ya dig? I love artichokes.
So for a healthy and yummy snack I decided to make myself up a little ole artichoke with some lemon vinaigrette.
Then I got crazy and topped it with some parmesan cheese.
I have a feeling I’m going to make this a lot in the coming weeks. It would be a great appetizer for happy hour!
And who doesn’t love a happy hour?
Am I right?
Just don’t forget your toppings!
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
Start by cutting off the artichoke stem. Slice two lemons and add it to a large part of boiling water. Drop it to a simmer and add the artichoke.
Simmer lightly for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile in a bowl mix the juice of one lemon with the dijon and the olive oil.
Remove the artichoke from the water and open it up, the leaves will pull away easily. Then using a spoon remove the center.
Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the artichoke, top with parmesan cheese, and ENJOYYYYY