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July 13, 2012

Cody’s Midwestern Garden: July is all about the artichokes

The artichokes (Imperial Star, from www.seedsofchange.com) have been extremely productive lately.  As you can see, they send up a single large flower bud (that’s the artichoke that you eat—if you let it keep growing, it will eventually open up to be a beautiful purple flower).  After you harvest the first artichoke, it sends out smaller but still delicious buds.  If I could only eat them in one preparation, it would be in Lidia’s shaved artichoke, celery and Grana salad.  The clean flavors of this salad really showcase the fresh-from-the-garden artichokes! - Cody, Lidia’s Kansas City

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