Steamed Artichokes with Garlic Butter


  • 3 Artichokes (trimmed and tough outer leaves discarded)
  • 1 stick Butter (softened)
  • 5 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Onion (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Herb of choice (basil, parsley or dill recommended)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


In a pot, with a vegetable steamer, bring a few inches of water to a boil. Steam artichokes stem side down for 20 minutes, or until tender.

While artichokes steam, combine all other ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Melt and use as a dipping sauce for the artichokes.

Serve hot


Apple Strawberry Crisp


  • 4 cups Apple (cubed)
  • 1 cup Strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter (softened)


Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl, combine apples, strawberries, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into a greased baking pan.

Mix together oats, flour and brown sugar. Using a fork, cream mixture together with the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.

Bake for 25 minutes. Cover with foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Serves 6-8