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Designing With Artichoke Color Hues

Updated on September 30, 2013

Home Design Color Ideas Using Artichoke Green Accents

Decorating your home in artichoke green colors, promote feelings of well-being, stability, balance, and harmony. This color is also known to aid in concentration and can be used in office or study areas. Additionally, if you find yourself struggling with restless nights this color is ideal as a sleep aid in bedrooms.

The artichoke is in the thistle group, of the sunflower family, it was originally native to the Mediterranean. The "vegetable" that we eat is actually the plant's flower bud. If allowed to flower, the blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a beautiful violet-blue color.

Photograph by Artichokes.org

Basic Stuffed Artichokes

Bon Appétit - April, 1998


Artichokes Stuffed with Lemon-Garlic Breadcrumbs

I N G R E D I E N T S:

2 cups fresh breadcrumbs from crustless French bread

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

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6 medium artichokes, trimmed, left whole, chokes removed according to recipe for Trimmed Artichokes

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, cut into 6 pieces

1/2 cup (or more) water

Lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix breadcrumbs and oil in medium bowl. Spread mixture on large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden on edges, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in lemon juice, oregano, garlic and lemon peel. Season with salt and pepper.

Drain artichokes. Gently pull leaves outward from center until leaves open slightly. Fill artichoke cavities with bread stuffing. Pack stuffing between leaves. Place artichokes in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Dot tops with butter. Pour 1/2 cup water into dish.

Cover dish with foil; bake until wooden skewer pierces artichokes easily, adding more water as necessary, about 40 minutes. Remove foil. Continue baking until tops are golden, about 20 minutes.

Serve with lemon wedges.

Shades of Green

Shades of Green
Shades of Green

Artichoke and Berry Wreath

30-inch Artichoke and Berry Christmas Wreath
30-inch Artichoke and Berry Christmas Wreath

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like a berry wreath bursting with abundance. And that's exactly what we have for you here is a full 22" Berry Wreath that is literally filled with holiday cheer. Featuring gentle leaves, crisp stems, and more lush berries than you can possibly count, this wreath will fill any room with the spirit of the holidays.

 

Artichoke Art Set

Artichoke Study Set by Karel Burrows 13"x30" Art Print Poster
Artichoke Study Set by Karel Burrows 13"x30" Art Print Poster

Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers is digitally printed on archival photographic paper resulting in vivid, pure color and exceptional detail that is suitable for any museum or gallery display. Finding that perfect piece to match your interest and style is easy and within your budget!

 

Relaxing Green Bedroom Accents

Relaxing Green Bedroom Accents
Relaxing Green Bedroom Accents

Green Office Color Scheme

Green Office Color Scheme
Green Office Color Scheme

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Artichoke is a wonderful color. I'm going to paint two feature walls in our living areas next year. :)

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      renee7 7 years ago

      The artichoke colors are great beacuse they include this year's trendy eggplant purple. Nice lens.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Very nice... I've featured this on my artichoke lens.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I like that chilis and artichoke wreath. I like your lens too! Nice.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from France

      Really nicely done, welcome to the Interior Design, Soft furnishings and Decor Group

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      Julia M S Pearce 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love the artichoke with its unusual shape,its colour and the many health benefits it contains.Nice lens.Lovely pictures.