Hi, I would like to have a cucumber salad for a reception for 85 people. We'll dress them at the reception. Could I peel and slice them a day in advance? If so, what's the best way to prepare and store them?
Elaine Johnson, associate food editor for Sunset magazine, preps baby artichokes the way you're supposed to, removing the stem and all of the tough outer leaves. What might surprise you is how many of those leaves you need to take off. It's a lot. Then you cook the artichokes up real good!