Sunday, October 24, 2010

Local Globes



New and challenging this week - but heralding a new season - are these good-enough-to-paint organic globe artichokes from Lefroy market gardener David Potts. Do feel free to share your ways with artichoke (please!) here.

7 comments:

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Roast Artichoke Dip:
Roast the hearts with whole garlic cloves (skin on), rosemary and rock salt with a generous dollop of olive oil.
Throw them in a blender and puree.
A sprinkle of fresh pepper or smoked paprika on the top.
Serve with toasted pita breads.
You can make the dip "creamier" by adding a splosh of sour cream or cream cheese and blending through.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

oops sorry - don't forget to take the garlic skin off before you puree !

Hilbarn said...

Yum - thanks Lee - Roast Artichoke Dip sounds amazing. Will be trying it out later

Hilbarn said...

Forgot to mention, lovely to see you at Deviot Market on Sunday. Planted your Rudbekia plant in the hardest, driest part of the garden and swear it's nearly doubled in size already!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

well done Hil !
great to see you having a bit of time off (despite the basil pick-up that is).

I still have some herbs from Tara that need planting ;)

Mrs Twins said...

Oh boy what an interesting blog!
Very nice to read about your life in Australia.

I have sent you a mail.
referring to the carnations, thank you so much.
Love Suex

Hilbarn said...

Thank you Sue for sharing the pattern - I will send you a pic of the results. Thank you for the inspiration and also for what you do.