Have You Had Your Veggies Today??
Apparently, a zillion years ago Zeus was so peeved when the object of his affection rejected him he turned her into a thistle, and so, the artichoke was born (and they say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned....) I guess we should be thankful that Zeus had an ego made of eggshells because the artichoke with it's tough leafy exterior has a heart of gold packed full of anti-oxidants and rich in vitamins and minerals.
The artichoke is a spring vegetable (I had no idea, in our home my husband does the cooking - I just paint them) I'm going to be starting a series of Sping Veggies to add to my Culinary Encaustics let me know some of your favourites and I'll add them to the line up!!