Sunday, August 5, 2012

too beautiful to eat....yet

I have not had a vegetable garden for years...It is AWESOME growing food!!
the ants like my artichoke too....

perfection.....

in the midst of rhubarb and squash. (and weeds!)....the lovely artichoke.....
I remember being so fascinated, many years ago, by seeing artichokes growing beside the roads on the island of Crete in Greece. It is a Mediterranean plant and most often grown in warmer climates. I found this perennial plant in our local greenhouse,....... then planted it in the corner by the rhubarb. I think the main flower is almost ready to eat....steamed with lemony garlic butter. I'll give it another week.....and plant more next year!

13 comments:

cloudia charters said...

that really IS awesome! Living food is so different from the packaged stuff most live on today-



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donna baker said...

There really is nothing more rewarding than growing a garden and feeding you and your family. I've never tried artichokes and I am going to next year.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Susan:
How absolutely wonderful to have your own kitchen garden and to grow artichokes is pure heaven. Or at least to eat them is!!

Pet said...

Artichokes in your own garden! You are an artist on that too!

Linda Wildenstein said...

The garden is gorgeous and the artichokes are beautiful. Lucky ducky you and yours. Oma Linda

Amanda said...

i am so envious - growing my own vegetables and eating artichokes are two of my favorites things...unfortunately i have to battle squirrels in the process.

after years of steaming artichokes i recently took one (after steaming it like usual), halved it and put it on the grill, serving it with a garlic aioli - it was heaven.

drollgirl said...

yum yum yum! fresh, homegrown veggies are delicious and give oneself a sense of accomplishment!

and i LOVE artichokes. especially buttery garlicky ones! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is dinner time right now and I am just waiting for the chicken to cook....those artichokes with LEMON BUTTER SOUND OUT OF THIS WORLD RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

I have never had a veggie garden, but I sure love having my herbs at hand for fresh basil pesto!

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Diana Mieczan said...

WOW...I am so impressed and your garden looks amazing. I totally crave a little yard with my own veggies and fruits. Muah

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I bet it will taste delicious. A little melted butter. Followed by a rhubard pie. Can I come?

becky said...

Oh, girl, youd've got it going on!!! Artichokes yet! steamed with butter...the mouth waters!

Annie Coe said...

Susan, What a wonderful garden! Having fun catching up here. Hope you are having an awesome Summer!
xoxo

Fashionistable said...

Well done it looks wonderful between all those luscious rhubarb leaves. Xxxx