Spring is finally here ... bring on the warmer weather! Warm balmy nights are ahead, outdoor dining and trendy new cocktails are awaiting us!
We can begin to enjoy all of the wonderful produce popping up and we are thinking about artichokes. Even though they are available year round now, they are still best in March through May. Artichokes are delicate in storage. Two weeks is stretching it and after that time, they lose their best flavor. Any darkening at the tips of the artichoke is an indicator of a less than fresh artichoke, so look for a bright green color and a very firm stem.