There's a big weekend coming so we ate lightly tonight. The local market had a wonderful price on globe artichokes so we steamed one in the microwave, added a small salad and a slice of toasted rustic bread, popped a beer and called it a meal.
We pulled the leaves, dipped them in lemon butter, and ripped off the fleshy part of each. Definitely a taste of spring. Artichokes really destroy wine so we opted for a Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA instead. Good choice as the 'hoppiness' of the beer matched well with the artichoke.