It’s Artichoke Month at Sybil's Kitchen!
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
March marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring- REBIRTH! Everything comes back to life...at least before summer!
Soon you'll be planting your garden and humming around the local farmer's markets (thank God for them!) that will begin to spring back on every corner!
Add these 10 winter vegetables, fruits and more to your shopping list!
Artichokes, Carrots, potatoes, turnips, fennel, winter squash, dried beans, eggs, cheese,
This amazingly delicious vegetable (and Healthy) reaps nutritional rewards: it is a source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K. They are also packed with antioxidants. They are number 7 on the USDA's top 20 antioxidant-rich foods list!
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Place your artichokes in a large pot with water, bring to the boil, and simmer about 30-40 minutes. You will know its cooked because if you pull one of the leaves, it will come out. Allow to cool a little.
Make a dipping sauce with chopped garlic (1/2 tsp.) , salt, pepper, 1 oz of red wine vinegar and a splash of canola oil (you can use extra virgin olive oil if you prefer).
Cut the pointy tips off the artichoke and start dipping the leafs on your mix! Once you reach the heart (fuzzy part), remove it carefully either with a spoon or fork- until you see the heart (looks like a little bowl). Then dip it also in your mix and enjoy!
Artichokes have a beautiful purple flower. You should plant one in your garden for the fun of looking at it!