Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October's Iron Chef Challenge themed ingredient is....Artichokes!

PhotobucketThat's right!  It wouldn't be a challenge unless we picked some things that were out of the ordinary and not fixed in your homes on a weekly basis.  This month I am please to announce that Ocean Mist Farms has graciously agreed to be our Iron Chef Challenge Sponsor for the themed ingredient of Artichokes.

Ocean Mist Farms is a family owned farm located in Castroville, California since 1924 and is the largest grower of fresh Artichokes in the US.  Ocean Mist Farms has a great website with recipes and tips on cooking artichokes.  They also have an Artichokes Aficionados club which I highly recommend signing up for as it contains lots more insider tips and places where you can share recipes of your own.  Ocean Mist Farms can also be found on facebook and twitter @artichokerecipe.

In order to participate in this month's challenge simply blog about a recipe that uses Artichokes.  Take pictures of the recipe being prepared and the final dish, then link up your recipe/blog post to the Iron Chef Challenge Linky Party on this blog from October 21-28.

The guest judge for this month's Iron Chef Challenge will be a representative from Ocean Mists Farms.
The prize for this month's Challenge will be a case of fresh Artichokes straight from Ocean Mists Farms and delivered to your door.

The winner will be announced on this blog the week of October 31st!

Big Thanks to Ocean Mists Farms for being our sponsor and we look forward to all the tasty recipes you will link up!!


Unknown said...

OOOO! This is a crazy veggie I just love but never thought I would. If I get some time out of the field, I will try to throw something together! Yummy!

Denise said...

Sounds like another good one, I have only ever cooked them once, so this should be interesting !!

Katie said...

I'm a BIG fan of artichokes! And I just happen to be a show for work right now that Ocean Mist is at. I'm going to find them tomorrow!