Conquer your fear of the Artichoke.

So what are you going to do with those artichokes in this week's box?

Artichokes are beautiful and aren't actually a vegetable they are the flower of a species of thistle. Lets conquer our fear of the artichoke.

Steaming. 1/. Cut off stem and top quarter.

2/. Rinse under cold running water to get rid of debris. 3/. Steam. For 30min, start at the boil and then reduce heat to simmer.

4/.You know its ready when you can easily pull off the petals with tongs. 5/. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt. Roasting 1/. Cut off stem and top quarter, rinse. Chop in half down the middle.

2/. Pre heat oven to 220 degrees. 3/. Place in baking tray cut side up, squeeze with lemonjuice (to stop browning) and brush the whole piece with olive oil front and back.

4/. Season with salt and pepper. 5/. Put in oven for 30 min until brown and you can pierce the stem easily with a knife.

To Eat Only eat the flesh off the petal, not the whole chewy petal. So scrap off the flesh with your teeth like they are chips. The Heart 1/. Remove all the leaves.

2/. Twist the stem off the heart.

3/. You will see the exposed hairy choke. Remove with a spoon.

4/. You will be left with the heart. 5/.you can dice it up, throw it in a salad, eat whole, dip in a vinagerette.

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