Here's one of my favorite way to cook artichokes: Trim as Emily explained in her cooking tips. I boil some herbs in my water. Thyme,sage,basil & gr. coriander about 1/8 to 1/4 t. of each. Add artichokes & simmer for 15mins or done. To stuff the artichoke I used green giant cream of spinach & add leftover orange broil salmon to stuff my artichokes. This is a recipe I made up as I went along & the results came out very good. If anyone makes this I would like too know, how they liked the artichokes this way?