Barbara J's Organics

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A truly tasty blend of:

Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, and a few Red Pepper Flakes.

Cheers to the good life “La Dolce Vita”- Good family, good food, and good friends!


Fill a large pot with an inch or two of water and commence to boil on the stove top whilst you...Rinse your artichokes with water and cut off the top 1/3 of each ‘choke and cut each stem to 1 inch in length (cut as level as you can in order to be able to stand the artichokes up on their stems to facilitate the “pouring on” of ingredients).

Sprinkle onto the center of each artichoke 1 TSP or so or Barbara J’s Organic Mambo Italiano Herb and Spice Blend.

Do the next steps one ‘choke at a time so you can quickly turn each over into the pot of hot boiling water quickly (the speed at which you place the upside-down ’chokes in the pot of water will increase the amount of spice that gets steamed up into the artichoke).

Drizzle a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil (approx. 1 TSP per ‘choke) and an equal amount of Balsamic or Red Wine vinegar right on top of the seasonings in the center of the artichokes. Massage the ’choke a little to get the flavors into the inside or each by squishing it a few times before setting it quickly into the pot. Be sure they land STEM SIDE UP! Let them simmer for 30-40 minutes with the lid on and check frequently to add more water if needed.

I like to make a “mustardy, peppery, garlicky” dipping sauce by mixing some light mayo with an equal amount of dijon mustard, one crushed garlic clove, and some Mambo Italian Seasoning and “batta bing, batta bang!” make your taste buds sing and wanna get up and dance the cha cha chaaaa!*

*Taste bud results could be considered a slight exaggeration! Tee hee.