Cut off the stems evenly with the bottom and also cut off about an inch of the top. Use a big enough pot, so that you are able to put all the artichokes in a single layer, add about 2 inches of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
Usually, one artichoke per person should be enough and besides a tasty meal this vegetable will also will provide you with the following:
A cooked, medium artichoke (120g) is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K and is a good source of magnesium, potassium, manganese, and folate - all for just 60 calories.
Also, artichokes are an Antioxidant Superfood, ranking seventh overall and first among vegetables in antioxidants, among over 100 common foods according to the USDA.
In addition, artichokes supply luteolin and cynarin, phytochemicals that may lower cholesterol levels.
Artichoke is also a Prebiotic Superfood, because it's a top source of inulin, a fiber indigestible by humans, but selectively nourishing to good gut bacteria, that line our intestinal tract and protect us against food-borne viruses like E.Coli.
Amazingly, California produces virtually 100 percent of the artichokes in the U.S. - and consumes almost half of them!
~ source: Dole Food Facts.
Pull off the leaves and scrape each leave between your teeth. All you eat is the soft insides of the leaves. The heart of the artichoke is soft enough to be consumed entirely. I thought it wise to provide you with this know-how, since not everyone is familiar with eating this veggie. You have to learn how.
It is always good to read The Bible and chew on the words for a few. It sometimes is the deeper meaning behind the words, which provides you with all you need. It may be something that has got to be learned, in which case Bible studies and discussions with others may cut right down to the heart of the matter. :-)
So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.