the ‘choke is back on the menu
Posted in food, pia's photos July 26th, 2008 by piablog


yep, my favourite vegetable is back to being a part of the weekly menu chez nous because 1. the price is normal (99c per ‘stuk’ instead of 3.99€ each!) and 2. they are in their prime and packed with deliciousness! They featured in last night’s meal as the obligatory entrée followed by baked salmon fillets glazed with a mustardy dressing, pan-fried asparagus and steamed rice. And since our dining table is covered with my papers and props these days, our meals are devoured from the comfort of the sofa. So the photograph above is my exact view of our meal as it arrived on the coffee table. Can you tell I’m slumped from exhaustion? What better way to relax and spend a summer’s evening than chilling back with a glass of wine and an artichoke? I have no idea. Nothing, in my opinion. Did I cook this meal, you might ask? No, but I did ‘design’ it, if that counts for anything. French Boy does all the cooking lately as my workload has grown to ‘barely manageable’. He assures me he loves to cook after his long day at work. And since he can’t lie to save his life, I believe him, his eyes do tell all. It does seem I’ve found the ideal man, n’est-ce pas.

This is the song I am loving right now, and perfectly accompanies the image above. Thank you Itsasne.

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  1. Annie says

    Looks divine :-).

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  2. sofia says

    artichauds et Feist, uhhmm …. 😀

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  3. nadia says

    How perfect, this week I will plan on an evening with artichokes and feist!( this are getting ridiculously expensive) lovely pia.

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  4. amy williams says

    Fabulous. Just got some artichokes at the farmers market. Now I have some great ideas about what to make with them!

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  5. Jeska says

    looks too pretty to eat, How do you prepare it?

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  6. marie says

    miam! i love artihokes 🙂

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  7. pia says

    miam indeed marie!

    jeska, here is a post i wrote about them, back in february, I think this is the best way to eat them:

    amy, great stuff! enjoy!

    nadia – enjoy!

    sofia – perfect combo huh.

    annie – thank you. I rather like this image too, it has a polaroid look don’t you think?


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  8. jess says

    yummy artichokeees !

    July 27th, 2008 | #

  9. dana says

    love the artichoke, and the song….also, the link to the menu! the pictures are gorgeous, Pia.

    July 28th, 2008 | #

  10. Claudia says

    Yum! and mais oui, it does sound like French Boy may be the perfect man. It was great to catch up on your blog tonite, so many of your pics are just to die for!

    July 28th, 2008 | #

  11. Tartelette says

    Ehehe same here…I make artichokes for us at least once a week with vinaigrette, the way my maman used to make them. Lovely!

    July 28th, 2008 | #

  12. lynne says

    i adoe artichokes and that picture is gorg!

    July 28th, 2008 | #

  13. stacy says

    3.99 each?! wow. No wonder you haven’t enjoyed them in a while.

    July 28th, 2008 | #

  14. Maureen says

    Ah French Boy is a keeper..I should thank my lucky stars when are artichokes are as cheap as they are…by comparison!

    July 29th, 2008 | #

  15. A-M says

    Oh to have a “French Boy”. I am so jealous! Any meal that I haven’t had to cook is the most delicious meal in the world at that very moment… enjoy! A-M xx

    July 30th, 2008 | #

  16. Persephone says

    I had my first artichoke in Paris – it was the beginning of a long love affair. I like them with a dipping sauce of butter, lemon, garlic and mustard. Of course, even pencil erasers taste great with butter…

    July 31st, 2008 | #

  17. Fifi Flower says

    LOVE artichokes… YUM… need to go to the market and make a purchase! Love it with mayonaise and lemon! OH yum yum yum!

    August 3rd, 2008 | #

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