|To be fair though, if the goddesses hadn't been|
dressing like artichokes in the first place,
he would have never gotten the idea.
transformed into the plant we know as the artichoke. I'm quite convinced this is a true story as even the dictionary says artichokes are from the genus Cynara! So whether you believe me or not, you really must try this traditional Greek recipe.......it's absolutely divine!
Artichokes with Lemon and Dill
5 green onions, chopped
4 medium red potatoes, peeled and halved
4 carrots, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter
2 Tables. flour
2 cups water
1 chicken stock cube
juice of two lemons
10-12 artichokes (cleaned bottoms)
1/2 cup fresh dill
salt and pepper
Saute the onions in the olive oil and butter; add the carrots and the potatoes, simmer for a few minutes and then add the flour, stirring till well mixed. Add the boullion and water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the artichokes, dill and lemon, cover and simmer for 1/2 hour. Add salt and pepper and serve as a main dish, in bowls, or as a vegetable side dish; either way, the sauce will need lots of crusty bread to enjoy every drop of it!