Must be the season or something, because it was just about a year ago when I got a little rhapsodic about artichokes. Now here I am thinking about them again. Only this time it’s because I came across of photo of an artichoke that had not been harvested for eating but had been left to fully develop. Artichokes are thistles, and while I’ve always known that, I’d somehow never seen a photo of one actually doing its thistle thing. So just for grins, here’s what those artichokes look like if you choose not to eat them:
Beautiful, aren’t they? Purple is one of my favorite colors. That said, when it comes to artichoke, I still prefer lots of lemon garlic butter to a purple topknot.