Friday, May 30, 2008

summer dinner

This is my absolute favorite dish: artichokes with a french vinegar dressing. And for dessert, from the garden: rhubarb crumble with vanilla ice cream.

This is how I prepare the artichokes. One artichoke per person.
Break the stem off close to the base (hold the artichoke down on the kitchen counter with one hand and sort of lean on the stem with the other hand). Rinse them under running water. Cook in plenty of salted water for 45 min.

Vinegar dressing:
in a wide-necked bottle, mix:
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon french mustard (the strong kind)
1 pinch of curry
1 pressed clove of garlic
0,5 cup apple vinegar

shake shake shake!

Add 1,5 cup olive oil mixed with rape oil and shake some more. This dressing tastes more and better if it's done in advance, at least a few hours.

Eat the inner tip of the artichoke leaves dipped in dressing (prop your plate up by placing your knife under the top of your plate, this way the dressing stays at the bottom part).

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


  1. This dinner looks brilliant! I love artichokes (I eat them with Bechamel sauce though) and rhubarb. Lovely picture from above!

  2. Yum! There's nothing lovelier than eating artichokes outside :)
    Love the photos!

  3. This looks so very tasty, and the photo of your loved ones sure is sweet... g

  4. flora - bechamel sauce and artichokes, hmmm... never tried that.
    geninne and gracia - thanks :)

  5. tusen tack för receptet! det börjar bli ett tag sen jag åt kronärtskockor, men nu tror jag att jag ska köpa hem några;)

  6. det är kronärtskockssäsong nu :)

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  8. I used your picture to draw this one :

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    and by the way, you are tagged! ;)

  9. ohh i LOVE artichoke! thanks for the recipe.

  10. Oooh these look delicious! Thanks for the recipe- can't wait for summer in Melbourne now :-)