Thursday, April 24, 2014

~Harvesting Artichokes In The Garden and Simple & Sweet Fridays #112~

Our artichokes this week were ready to be harvested.
We were excited to see so many artichokes this year.
They need lots of space to grow. 
But it's worth it 
because they're so good!
They are such a pretty green color next to our blue borage.
I wanted to share with you some other 
flowers blooming in our the garden now.


I ended up looking online for a recipe for stuffed artichokes.
There are so many of them and I'm sure they are all very good.
 I used a James Beard's recipe and changed a couple of things.
They were delicious!
I had bought some fresh raspberries from the Farmers Market.
I love raspberries so I made a Raspberry Crostata.
The artichokes, quinoa and salmon.
Perfect meal to end a day of gardening!
Stan is changing out the design of our raised beds
 to make them a little higher .
I'll share with you soon the finished look.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter with family and friends!
Now, let's see what's been inspiring you this week!

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  1. Wow, what a surprise!! Thanks you so much for the feature, Jody!! Thanks for the party and have a great rest of the week! ...can't believe I was the first to link up too :) Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  2. So many pretty flowers blooming in your garden! I don't know if we can grow artichokes in Indiana. But they are pretty:)

  3. Your garden is absolutely wonderful. And the new look of the raised bed is very promising.

  4. Thank you for featuring my bench. I love your garden!! I wish I could have one but our backyard is a little small.

  5. Your garden is truly a slice of heaven. I can't even imagine growing artichokes -- how fabulous!

  6. Jody,
    Your pictures are absolutely stunning. I wish we could grow artichokes. They are a beautiful plant .. and I love borage and the way it looks in the garden...Your whole garden is wonderful...
    Thanks for hosting..
    Love, Mona

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! Your pictures are just beautiful.

  8. So many beautiful flowers! Thanks for a great party!


  9. Your garden is looking beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Your garden is looking gorgeous! Yes, artichokes do take up some real-estate, but they are a very cool looking plant. The pretty pale pink rose is so pretty! I'm going to try some borage this year. When the Farmers Market starts up next month a vendor from Bandon brings in the most beautiful have to be early she sells out fast. Thanks for hosting!

  11. What a beautiful post! I'm so envious of your artichoke bush.

  12. Growing your own artichokes…….how amazing! They are gorgeous!

  13. Hi Jody,

    Sigh, sigh, sigh...It's all so dreamy. From your amazing artichokes to your stunning spring blooms, your garden is an oasis of beauty and nourishment! Love your photos of your harvest and pretty petals!!

    Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!


  14. Jody, your flowers are gorgeous! I love the artichokes in an arrangement but then I love eating them even more. The recipe looks delicious! Thank you for hosting and have a nice weekend.

  15. Jody and Stan,you have such a spectacular garden I love visiting. I only ever made artichokes once and thought I had to remove all the petals to get to the heart,but when I did there was nothing left :) Looking at yours it's made me want to try again. I can't grow them though because of lack of space.

  16. I am so envious of your gorgeous flowers. Our puppy is finally starting to leave my flowers alone so maybe I will be able to plant flowers soon.

    Thanks for featuring me this week - I loved the gardens at the vineyard - more garden envy on my part.

  17. your gardens are flourishing. With our weather here we have a while to wait. We have never grown artichokes but we do have some planned for dinner this evening :-).Thank you for hosting such a lovely party I look forward to hopping around. Hugs!

  18. ooks gorgeous, blooming all over! I love artchokes, but I always bought them, lol! Lovely features. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting sweet lady.

  19. Hi Jody, boy are you lucky to have such a gorgeous garden. Wow I never saw how artichokes are grown and they look so pretty! Have a nice weekend.

  20. Beautiful blog!! Your flowers are amazing! If you get a chance, I would really appreciate it if you would stop by our newbie party that starts Tuesday morning.
    Have a fabulous weekend! Lou Lou Girls

  21. I am dying at the beauty of your garden!!!!!!!!!


  22. Me ha encantado visitar tu bloc. Esta semana os propongo disfrutar de una fiesta muy catalana imagenes de de sant jordi espero que os guste u por eso te invito a visitar mi blog y espero que te guste. Si te ha gustado espero que si no eres seguidora te hagas ahora.

  23. What a beautiful garden. cheers Marie

  24. Hi Judy what a lovely garden, beautiful blog.
    Have nice weekend!

  25. Your artichokes are gorgeous. Love that first photo, and the Raspberry Crostata..yum. Have a great weekend.

  26. amazing artichokes. Looks like a delicious dinner

  27. Your garden is looking beautiful, Jody! Love the borage, the roses, the larkspur...stunning! And would you believe I have never eaten an artichoke?


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