I think I’m in love. Actually, I know I’m in love. Sssh!! Don’t tell my husband. It’s my new lens. I’m so in love with this new lens that it’s making simple food photography so much fun. After years of photography frustration, I’m finally happy with my pictures. And honestly, I’m not just in love with my new lens. I’m also in love with these gorgeous Fiesole Baby Purple Artichokes!
To celebrate their Artichoke Festival, Frieda’s Produce sent me these unbelievably stunning artichokes to photograph, to cook and to frankly, fall in love with.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them.
Aren’t they lovely?
Don’t they look like rose buds?
These little artichokes are tender and with no hairy choke inside to fuss with. I admit I was feeling giddy with these lovelies… so I broke out the tequila!
Again, sssh!! Don’t tell my husband!! He’s very possessive about his tequila!
These Tequila Lime Artichokes are super easy to prepare. A 5 minute steam bath followed by 7 minutes roasting in the oven. A little drizzle of tequila on their bodies and an easy tequila lime dipping sauce to dunk them in.
Why don’t you have an artichoke love-affair of your own? You can find these sweeties at participating Southern California Ralphs Supermarket! They are only in season in April and May, so now is the time to really enjoy them. You can learn more about Frieda’s exclusive variety of artichokes here!
And stay tuned to meet another artichoke love of mine: The Sangria Artichoke!