Braised Marinated Artichokes

Braised Marinated Artichokes

Raise your hand if you love artichokes! Usually I prepare mine steamed, with a little balsamic mayo for dipping. But this braising method is quickly becoming a favorite. Quartered and prepped artichokes are braised in white wine and olive oil with shallots, garlic, bay leaves, parsley and mint. The artichokes are served slightly warm or at […]

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Artichoke Soup

Artichoke Soup

The foggy coastline of Northern California is artichoke country. Like finding small hole-in-the-walls that serve clam chowder in New England, here one can sometimes find local diners that sell delicious artichoke soup. I first developed a taste for artichoke soup on frequent trips to Pescadero Beach during college. So when I found this recipe in […]

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Artichoke Lemon Dip

Artichoke Lemon Dip

Do you find artichoke dips dangerous? Do you suffer from self control issues when encountering a particularly compelling dip? Yah, me neither. I don’t know anyone like that. Of course if I were to have this problem, and ahem, I don’t, I would certainly try to stay away from this artichoke lemon dip. I wouldn’t serve […]

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Baked Stuffed Artichokes

Baked Stuffed Artichokes

Hello fellow artichoke lovers. Have you ever had stuffed artichokes? If you are making artichokes for company and want to make an impression, try stuffing and baking them. Seriously the best way to eat artichokes ever. I don’t say this lightly. Stuffed artichokes are really, truly good. It’s somewhat obvious why when you look at the ingredients. […]

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Buttery Apple Torte

Buttery Apple Torte

This Italian apple torte is easy to make, and delicious! It’s light and springy and loaded with apple slices. The key is to first cook the apple slices in butter before adding them to the batter. Not only do the apples get infused with buttery flavor, pre-cooking them helps remove moisture, so the cake doesn’t get […]

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