Friday, June 30, 2006

"Artie chokes 3 for $1.00"

Whenever I think of artichokes, this punch line always comes to my mind. I can't really remember the joke--something about a criminal named Artie who gets his stupid self written up in the newspaper for some cheap crime. Like the joke, artichokes are kinda funny - and equally tasty. I always boil them up plain, but this time around cooked them with lemon slices, garlic, and olive oil. While I wish I could attribute this fabulous recipe to Giada or my grandma, it comes right off the back label of the Trader Joes artichoke pack! Just one more reason to love that market like family.