Vacuum sealed artichoke hearts promote natural health benefits Earlier this year, parts of California experienced freezing conditions which had affected a number of fruit and vegetable varieties. One of these were artichokes, some of which received frost and a subsequently darkened exterior. Producers generally have a hard time selling aesthetically damaged produce, or sometimes are not even able to sell them at all.  Monterey Farms in California has taken advantage of this and created their own …

I guess I still have artichokes on the brain. Paul and I are having a couple of our best friends over for dinner and I am trying to work artichokes into the menu. Chris and Carol are both great cooks, so we always need to raise the bar when we cook for them. Artichoke soup comes to mind. In the south bay coastal town of Pescadero is a classic iconic restaurant that is famous for …

Dano and I are in love with these delicious artichoke hearts (ArtiHearts)… flavored in Herbal, BBQ, or Grilled! We would get our weekly supply at Jimbo’s… Naturally! when we lived in Encinitas. After moving to the Bay Area, I noticed that our local (Redwood City) Whole Foods did not carry them! This REALLY surprised me, as we live so much closer to the Monterey area now! So, I called them up and Jane, the owner, …

I just wanted to come on here and say that I’m insanely impressed with Monterey farms artichokes. I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just went into the fresh market a couple of weeks ago looking for artichokes. They are such a pain to clean and grill and I found their packs in the produce section and figured I’d give them a try. The flavor is really good for pre-cooked artichoke hearts. …

“OK, so let’s talk about these artichoke hearts!!! I discovered them one day in the produce section of Whole Foods. They come in a sealed plastic bag, and are made on the Monterey Peninsula in California, where artichokes thrive. I very quickly became seriously addicted to these “chokes” marinated only in lemon and garlic. I just get the simple ones, but there are also herbed and grilled and a few more varieties. You might want …