Artichokes

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For several years, my sisters and I had Artichoke cooking competitions during the holidays.  We stopped competing, primarily because once I perfected stuffed artichokes, I never wanted to cook them any other way. So for years thereafter, I brought the stuffed artichokes for the holidays.  Last summer, however, I decided to try grilled artichokes and surprisingly loved them.   After trimming the needles and removing the stem, I baked four whole artichokes for an hour in a chicken broth bath covered with foil at 350.  After cooling, I quartered them top to bottom, removed the fuzzy part, then grilled outdoors with olive oil – both sides.  Then, served them with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and chopped mint from my garden for dipping.  They were great with a cool beverage and fun finger food.   I  encourage my kids and their friends to post a reply to this, however, so that you get a balanced review.  They did not respond with the energetic, positive, thanks I usually get from serving fettucini or pancakes.

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