...your bouquet can't have artichokes in it?
I have to tell you that artichokes are very special to me. You see, I grew up with my family growing artichokes here in California. I could eat artichokes every.day.of.my.life and never tire of them! Oh yes, love them deep fried...my hips not so much, but me LOVE. I love them marinated, and eat them right out of the jar with a fork (bad habit). And if you have never had a wine grilled artichoke with aioli - you must try! A little bit of heaven I tell you. Yet, mostly growing up we just ate them plain, cut fresh from the fields, steamed and with their ends dipped in a bit of mayonnaise...might sound yucky, but don't knock it until you've tried it ;-)
I remember as kids my brother (who is 14 months older than me) and I would ride my uncle's horses, Tom and Jerry (no lie that was their names, and we didn't name them) bareback through the artichoke fields. We used to ride out, and of course race back. Such a vivid memory in my mind of very, very happy times.
But I am OVER THE MOON to see them making their way into the wedding world! More and more weddings are incorporating these beauties into the decor and I couldn't be more tickled. And in case you missed it, Jacin of Lovely Little Details did a fabulous post, that included a delicious recipe, all about artichokes and the many ways in which to incorporate them into your wedding. Click right here to have a look-see.
P.S - Guess what I am having for dinner tonight? Yummy!
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