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Mini artichoke and goat cheese quiches are sublime little soufflés, you can make a whole bunch and keep the rest for lunch the next day accompany with a nice green salad. They are as good warm or cold and terribly easy to do. I’ve done already a few types of those in previous posts, the leek mini flamiche or the asparagus mini quiches, but this new version is done slightly differently ;”soufflé” style. I’ve separated the yolks from the whites and whipped the egg whites into a light foam (soft peak) just to give the egg some extra air to puff up. The soufflés don’t last eternally so you’ll have to serve the quiche as soon as possible, then they will loose their air and become normal quiches. There is nothing like biting into a soufflé; all that airy warm and fluffy texture filled with flavors is just one of my favorite…

Artichokes are flower buds cut out just before blooming, no wonder why they look so much like a flower… There is about 140 varieties, from small purplish ones to big massive ones. In Spain, they grow all year long although there is a higher seasons which are spring and fall. In Spain, you’ll see them in many restaurants, cut simply in halfs and cooked directly on the grill or also fried. All good stuff, but the way my dad showed me when I was a kid stays my favorite. I simply vapor cook them and add a citrus butter sauce to it, to dip each leaf in, and then the “piece de consistence” the delicious and tender like butter heart. Use every bit of your artichokes To recycle all those leftovers of leaves and the tails you cut out at first, you can make a nice soup with it. Just add…

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