Tag Archives: Artichoke


I love artichokes. Growing artichokes, eating artichokes, enjoying the magnificent bloom (like a purple sea anemone) when I fail to harvest artichokes in time,… I hold artichokes in extremely high regard. But I must admit that I’ve never, ever conceived … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Gardening, Seasons, Spring | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From Artichoke to Sea Anemone

When you don’t harvest your artichokes in time they bloom. And then they look like sea anemones! On the one hand, it’s a pity. One fewer chokes to steam and dab in mayonnaise or butter or… hollandaise sauce. Yum. On … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Gardening, Seasons, Summer | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Veggie Patch Lullaby

It’s that time of year again when we put the vegetable garden to sleep. I’ve been asked if it isn’t bittersweet ripping out limp, frosted tomato plants and tilling under the rotting stems of zucchini and cantaloupe. And you know, … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Gardening, Lifestyle, Seasons | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Imperial Star Artichoke

Last fall Susan and I were roaming Old Montreal when we discovered several artichokes plants alive and thriving. I couldn’t believe it. So I did a little research. Lo and behold, I discovered that the Imperial Star hybrid is able to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments