I know. I am, shamefully, more than a week behind on this challenge. It has just been – ugh – the week from hell, which has absolutely just gotten away from me in terms of doing anything beyond worrying about work. Now that the worst has passed and my blood pressure has returned to normal, I thought I would throw together this treat after this afternoon’s wine tastings.
TBH the only time I had artichokes was when I dated a really weird guy. He boiled some artichokes and then we dipped the leaves in ghee, which I know is popular but seems so anticlimactic since only the choke is edible. Now that I know a little about cooking I think, why not pare them down and go to town eating the choke dipped in butter? I don’t know, but this tapenade is a really delightful alternative.
Hubby has gone for a nap, but I may just finish eating this in lieu of making dinner, as I finish up a glass of Dave Phinney’s “Locations” (France). It’s a perfect combination of the edibles I most enjoy… olices, capers, rosemary, olive oil, lemon… and now artichokes. I grabbed a bag of Alfredo pasta chips to serve with this. If I had any company I would have to fight them for this hors d’oeuvre.