Artichokes are one of those winter vegetables that we love. The kids gobble them up so fast that we have to watch them to make sure they aren't eating the whole leaf! We steam them until the leaves are tender (or for a real treat we partially steam them, cut them in half and finish them off on the BBQ!) and then we dip them in garlic olive oil!
Steam until tender (about 40 minutes)
Garlic Olive Oil:
Good olive oil
several cloves of garlic (more or less depending on how much garlic you like)
Fill a ramekin with some olive oil (about 1/4 of a cup). Minch several garlic cloves and add them to the oil. Add a pinch (or 2) of salt, to taste.