Tuesday, 22 May 2012

k&a: oven braised artichokes with garlic & thyme


Earlier in May, in a post called vogue, soap & artichokes, I told you that I was doing experiments with artichokes in the kitchen and it seemed like many of you were interested. I have now posted the recipe for oven braised artichokes with garlic & thyme on my English food blog kitchen & aroma. The recipe is from Sylvie Shirazi, the author of the Gourmande in the Kitchen food blog. The artichokes were delicious.

It's a rainy day in Luxembourg so the weather is perfect for organising papers and things. I was saying to myself that I need to go furniture shopping to get my home office together. I need bookshelves and drawers because there is no need unpacking this stuff unless I have a place for it. I think my friend Ikea is the solution to my problem.

Did you see my Paris post yesterday? I was asking for some tips as I'm going there in the autumn so please leave a comment if you have any, or email them to me. When my hard drive crashed earlier this spring I lost almost all my Paris links so I'm eager to add some to my Paris folder. I had already made a rough plan with wonderful clichés (Eiffel tower, Musée d'Orsay, Café de Flore, Shakespeare bookshop), but my friend and I are open to other suggestions. It's not our intention to run around Paris with a crazy schedule but maybe some of your tips fit well into our plan as it looks now.

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

12 comments:

  1. oh, that looks delicious. I will have to give this a go.

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  2. There´s thunder going on here - I hope it passes soon..!

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  3. I luurve artichokes (especially on pizza) but I have never cooked with them before! This looks delicious!

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  4. I love artichokes but am totally intimidated by them(!) so would really love an easy to use recipe (will check it out). Yes, Ikea is a friend indeed! Good luck:)x
    PS: lucky you didn't say a Flock of Seagulls hairstyle! LOL...x

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  5. I was looking forward to another recipe of yours. I'll try it soon. :)

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  6. Oh my... this recipe sounds divine. Definitely hit Laduree and I would also suggest just roaming. The touristy stuff is long and overrated. Doesn't matter what metro stop you get off of - every single stop drops you into a magical world of lovely. xo

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  7. So excited to try this, Lisa! I love artichokes. Can't get enough of them :) xoxo

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  8. These artichokes look delicious! I will definitely have to try them. I love artichokes but never know what to do with them.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    Danielle xo

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  9. This looks like a great recipe, Lisa. I will definitely try it, once I've moved into my new London apartment! As for Paris, definitely visit the Place des Vosges, my favorite locale within the city, as well as just enjoying walks along the Seine and boulevard St-Germain. On Ile St-Louis, there is a small cafe, the Charlotte de l'Isle at 24 rue St Louis en Ile that is a great place to go for a pick-me-up at the end of the day. They're known for their pastries and teas, as well as for great hot chocolate. I first went there 30 years ago as a student - they're still there, which says something about the place.

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  10. Oh, and PS: check out this blog for the latest things to see and do in Paris:
    http://www.doitinparis.com/ It's in both French and English!

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