artichokes and latkes

Don’t worry, they weren’t served together!

First up, latkes with homemade applesauce and dill yogurt sauce. I swear we don’t eat potatoes every week, but Luigi had never had latkes so I figured we should at least do it once. They were essentially fried (we don’t have a real fryer, but ya know, lot’s of oil and such) and they were delicious paired with the cool sauces. The only pitfall was the smell that lingered for the entire day following.

latkes

Next came artichokes by Luigi – sauteed with onions and served with grilled lemon chicken. I was surprised when I went recipe hunting to find so many artichoke recipes based on jarred artichokes, but as I continue to learn, cooking methods over here compared to the U.S. are often quite different. We went with fresh artichokes and although they take quite a while to cook, it was fun to learn about a vegetable that I knew so little about!

artichokes

 

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