We just pulled back in from a quick trip to Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to be Shola's guest and get an insiders culinary tour of the city. One stop along the journey was the Reading Terminal Market. While Scrapplefest 2007 made the market a true mad house yesterday, its quiet calm this morning produced some great culinary finds. One of those was a pile of beautiful purple artichokes. We just could not pass them up. Here they are, in the sunlight of our kitchen window. What will we do with these beauties? A quiet night at home may allow us to relax and let the artichokes choose their own path in the morning.