The first principle of permaculture is to observe and learn. I observed many wild thistles growing on my property when I purchased it, almost four years ago now.
Not many people know that the artichoke is from the same family as thistles, so I learnt from the plants already in abundance and have had much success growing artichokes.
However, artichokes can be difficult to prepare for the dinner table if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here’s my recipe for a baked artichoke dip that can be enjoyed by the whole family.