Wildflower Honeycomb Artichokes

3/28/16

Wildflower Honeycomb Artichokes


Two Artichokes 
1/4 cup of wildflower comb honey
1 Tbsp of Bee Pollen
1/2 Tbsp Pepper
1/2 Tbsp Salt 
2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Himalayan Salt Cooking Block





Notice the folds of an Artichoke. It’s just like a flower with the most vibrant color, tone and texture. Paired with honey is a treat. The way your kitchen smells faintly of the sweet work of bees and the sound the mushrooms make while simmering on top of a salt cooking block will be the essence of this dreamy dish. Bee Pollen is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Wildflower Comb Honey is a brightly flavored, intriguing and gorgeous source of fatty acids. Notice it’s hexagonal wax structure. It looks like a fairytale. Document patterns in nature. Appreciate them! 



Begin heating your Himalayan Salt Cooking Block. On a gas range, stack your grate double high or use a pastry ring or metal object to raise above the heat. Heat on low for 15 minutes, then turn up to medium/high heat for another 10 minutes. Wash artichokes thoroughly and cut off stem so they are able to stand with tops of them towards the sky. Pull apart mushrooms from stem to an individual mushroom. Begin simmering on heated salt block with a dash of Olive Oil. I hope you enjoy this sizzling noise.  Flip and let salt simmer away to the depths of each mushroom. Tuck and braid each mushroom into the folds of the artichoke. Experience this. Let them hang loose and wild as of you were designing a wreath made of blooms. Drizzle and tuck the wildflower comb honey in the folds of the artichoke. Sprinkle with bee pollen, salt, pepper. The goal is to encourage the artichoke leaves stay moist and soft. Steam in two cups of water in a covered pan on the stove on medium heat. Keep covered for 15 minutes to allow the steam to work it’s most moist magic. Serve and delight in. 

I made this for a friend and she commented on how it felt like a growing forest floor. I LOVE that. 


Delight. 
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