I’m a deli addict. I can’t pass one without buying some sun-dried tomato paste, sweet chorizo, or lemony marinated anchovies. I go in for one thing, and leave with five (it doesn’t do wonders for my bank balance). But there is one item I refuse to buy—marinated artichoke hearts. Always over-priced, often indistinctive, and so simple to make at home. Really. If you didn’t already know, artichoke hearts can be bought in cans at the supermarket. Nestling amongst the canned carrots and peas, they only cost about 99p, and all of the big stores carry them. After that, all you need is some good olive oil, a lemon, a large garlic clove, and if available some fresh parsley; you could also try adding some diced fresh chilli if you like the zing. It really is that straightforward—once you’ve tried making them once, you’ll never buy the deli version again.
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