Friday, July 10, 2009

Artichokes and a Crazy Lady


I’ve been really digging artichokes lately. I had never had one until I moved out here. I was dating a woman in Cannon Beach nearly 20 years ago. She was a foodie and she invited me over for dinner one night, yes that was back when I would eat in front of people. She prepared artichokes as an appetizer. She said with a nervous giggle in her voice, “Artichokes are a good excuse to eat butter.”

I found out last year that she has since passed away, but every time I have an artichoke I think fondly of her and I can her voice singing her small proclamation of the dairy industry and a couple spoons of melted butter. I miss you G. You were some crazy woman and a challenge to be close to, but you made me laugh.

14 Comments:

Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

you should have an atichoke and some butter to her memory.

i dig em too. i mean not literally "dig" them, but i like to eat them. with butter.

peace g.

4:20 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I have never eaten one, but I have seen the German R-rated video of one being eaten.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I have long appreciated the joys of the artichoke as a "vehicle for lemon/garlic butter delivery" method. I mean, any closer method would probably resemble just taking the cup of butter and freakin' drinking it.

Or maybe I like the Deutcher version of "insertion" technique. OH, that would have been the X version, sorry.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Love this tale, and butter and dairy anything. l like Auntie comment "...a vehicle for lemon/garlic butter delivery..."

I love mine with Bearnaise sauce...but then I love anything with Bearnaise sauce!

7:24 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I haven't had an artichoke in years, but when I did it was always with mayo. Butter? No, that just doesn't sound right.

It's funny the associations your mind makes with things. I had a flashback of a set of old friends because of a song on the radio the other day and spent hours online looking for him and wondering if he was still alive. No luck. Anybody out there in the PNW know where Ken Hempstead might be living? Or Scott Vandervert or Bryce Garner?

7:41 AM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

tango...

send me that dvd/video....errr...i mean....call me.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

Darev...did you check and see if they have a Facebook account?

Heather...it was on German TV right after a video called "The Ultimate Strip" where a woman took off all her clothes and then started removing all her body parts until nothing but her torso was left.
Weird...that was in 1973. Strange that I would remember that so vividly.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Irish, I'm delighted you are a butter person rather than a mayo or worse yet a miracle whip person.

Tango you must, but do it with someone that is experienced.

Auntie, simple if fine for me, don;t want to detract from the creaminess of the flour.

Terri, I know people that would be willing to eat their own fingers if you pour Bearnaise sauce on them.

Darev, Try face book. Bummer about the mayo, dude.

Irish and tango are calling one another now? Dang this blog brings em together.

I love it, Tango is replying to my comments. Maybe I can take some time off. I'll post a couple weeks ahead and Tango can reply. I love that idea.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

Ha, very funny :) Just trying to help.

3:41 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Tango, I'm serious.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I have never tasted artichoke.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

OK, I'll post a how to artichoke next week. You must try it.

8:03 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I actually found one of them on facebook. He may lead me to the others. And artichokes aren't bad with mayo. They might be good with ranch, too!

8:38 AM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

ranch. the devils invention.

1:43 PM  

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