Just curious NY. I love to get up early (4am-ish) before work and begin chopping veggies, marinating meat etc for dinner later that night. It's actually relaxing to start the day off that way for me. Anyone else out there as crazy as I am?
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!