chop off hard bottoms and tippy tops.
place in boiling water for about 30mins until the leaves start coming off and are tender at the bottom.
melt some butter with garlic.
peel away the magical leaves, dip in butter, sip water and your mouth will magically be filled with sweetness!?! CRAZY.
AND if you leave the water overnight that you boiled the artichokes in (not recommending this - I am just lazy and left it out) the water will turn into the most vibrant green you have ever seen!
what an exciting and intriguing little ugly plant/vegetable thing!