Making a salad is easy! All you need is a pair of scissors, an exacto knife…
…some seasonal fruits and vegetables…
…and a plate.
Cut out your favorite fruit and veg, including their tabs.
Fold over the tabs.
Using an exacto knife, cut out the lines on the plate.
Poke the tabs into the lines on the plate to attach the salad.
Toss accordingly and garnish to your taste.
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Artichoke season is upon us. I can’t help but pick them up these beauties from the farmer’s market. Partially because they still remain a mystery to me. What’s one to do with that exoskeleton of tough scales? I know, I’ll watercolor it!
I must admit, I am still mastering the art of artichoke carving and preparation. But they will get my asparagus treatment, splitting them in half and baking them with a welcome smattering of garlic, lemon zest, parmesan and breadcrumbs. I need your help, dear readers. Please send me your favorite artichoke recipes!