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Lisa (Homesick Texan)

I love artichokes, and while perhaps not quite as much as you, I'm willing to give this a try!

Patricia Scarpin

I'm bookmarking this recipe, Julie - I love artichokes!
I'm pretty sure your "obsession" for them will come back eventually. :)


YUM!!! I got a nice food present at Christmas of an artichoke/lemon pesto from Bella Cucina in Atlanta.


You had me at "artichoke."


you know, Julie, I´ve come to associate artichokes with you. I like them well enough, but I´ve never met anyone like you for real, true love of them.
Sounds like a good recipe, though I might substitute. All the frozen artichoke hearts I´ve found were fibrous, it was like chewing a carpet.


I'm not what I'd call artichoke crazed, but I do love them enough to try this recipe. I'm bookmarking...


Artichokes are one of those things -- I always want to experiment with them more but when I'm in the grocery store staring down an artichoke, all I can think is, "Do I steam? Do I roast? What do I do with you?" This looks like a great recipe to start out with.

Susan from Food Blogga

I adore artichokes too! They are a highlight of springtime for me. My all-time favorite way to eat them is stuffed with an Italian bread, olive, and cheese stuffing and steamed on the stovetop. Oh, how I love them. I'm definitely trying this recipe!


Oh, yum. I love artichokes - and somehow in my almost 30 years of life I have missed the fact that you can buy them frozen - what a smart idea!! I'm going to go and find them and try this...Happy New Year, Miss Rachael!


i can just tell how delicate the flavors are here. i love artichokes too. me too, i missed the frozen artichoke train untill a few months ago. this looks amazing!!


I also love artichokes--and wrapping them in the fresh pasta is perfect. I wish you had some artichoke bushes in your yard.


Man, these look awfully good. I just have to find these frozen artichoke bottoms of which you speak. I am very nearly as fond of artichokes as you are, and used to request them with my birthday dinner yearly, as a child.
Am I imagining this, or did you say they came from Trader Joe's? We have one nearby, but it's a bit of a trick for me to get to. Still....


Yup, I'll do this! I love them, also. We were at a restaurant in CA years ago that served artichokes for every course.
My next goal is to make it to the Asparagus Festival where they do that as well. We're rather fond of the "A" vegetables!


I adore artichokes as much as you. We put them in our salads all the time. I'm trying this ASAP, though making my own pasta dough may not happen. Any short cut suggestions?

anna maria

I am artichoke crazy too! At first I was worried your recipe was actually going to call for cleaning fresh artichokes, but I was very relieved to see frozen ones. I have made a Marcella Hazan lasagna recipe a few times with just bechamel and frozen artichokes, no ricotta and sauce, and it is delicious also.

the bee

I love artichokes more than anything else. It would be the food I would take to a desert island. I will try this .
Thanks lady !!!


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And I seem to have found everyone I know has either a love or hate relationship with artichokes. Thankfully I'm one of the former. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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Totally unlike you, artichoke is one of the veggies I am a bit hesitant cooking with:) but my hubby has made me eat it a few times wrapped in such delcious delicacies I think I can hadle them now:)

btw, I have a Game Night blog event this month, and it'd be great if you could join in!:)


it looks so delicious, i'm gonna try this one.


I know exactly what you mean-- and I have a vivid memory of the first time I ever tasted artichoke. I was about ten years old and my grandmother had prepared two for herself and my mother (and grilled cheese sandwiches for the children). I insisted on a taste and thought it was the most wonderful vegetable I had ever tasted in my short life!

Lovely-looking recipe!


Hmm ... not sure if I've ever encountered an artichoke freak such as you :) I do like artichokes, but you have a whole different level of worship for them! :)

And this looks delicious, I've never worked with frozen artichokes - guess I'll have to try this!


Lisa, if you try it let me know how it goes.

Patricia, my artichoke obsession has gone nowhere. It’s very much here.

Oh, Fairfax! Artichoke lemon pesto sounds delicious.

You’re my kind of woman, Kitt!

lobstersquad, heh! chewing on carpet! I rarely find a frozen one that hasn’t been well trimmed of any and all fibrous parts but every now and then I do. I just trim a little more.

Lydia, not artichoke crazed? OK, well I suppose it’s a good thing not to be overly fixated on any food.

Andrea, if I were using fresh artichokes for the first time I’d probably start with steaming since that’s so drop dead easy. And it’s fun to eat them that way.

Susan, that’s one way I’ve never had artichokes and it sounds delicious. I hope you post a recipe sometime soon.

Michelle, I’m excited to have found frozen artichokes. I’d prefer fresh but that’s not always feasible or affordable on the east coast. The frozen are a good substitute.

Aria, I really like it, but again, I’m truly not discriminating when it comes to artichokes. I love it all.

Sher, I wish I could grow artichokes too! You probably could though. You’re in artichoke country, aren’t you?

Lindy, I’ve never seen them at Trader Joe’s but I’ve never looked. These come from a middle-eastern grocery store and I understand they’re routinely stocked in most middle-eastern grocery stores. Probably something you’d find on the strip in Pittsburgh.

Katie, going to the artichoke festival is one of my goals too! And that meal where they served artichokes for every course? I would LOVE that. Well not for dessert. But artichokes for every course followed by dessert would be my idea of a perfect meal.

Anne, I prepared artichokes this way to make this a few weeks ago and then didn’t have time so I made them as a lasagna filling instead and I used those no-boil noodles and it was pretty ok. In fact, everyone seemed very happy with it.

anna maria, I know that Marcella Hazan recipe and I’ve made it and it IS delicious!

bee, if I’m ever on a desert island I’d like to have artichokes too.

Thanks, Shannon.

Mansi, your game night idea looks wonderful. I’ll try to come up with something.

Cool, Isac. I hope you like it.

Ann, great memory! And as much as I like grilled cheese, it doesn’t begin to compare to artichoke.

kaykat, artichoke freak is exactly the right term!


Blinded by artichoke love? Yeah, I know that feeling ;-) What is it about them? Why do we love them so much? No clue. But I'm happy to love them utterly and completely none the less. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. You know I'll be making this soon :-)


Oooohhhh, I want some of this. I looove artichokes.


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