In 1948 Marilyn Monroe was named Castroville's first Artichoke Queen.
Artichokes were first introduced to the US in the 17th century by Spanish and French immigrants.
Keep Herbs Longer
To keep herbs longer, remove the ends and wash off with a teaspoon of sugar and washing detergent. Let them soak in water, place a plastic bag over the bowl and let sit in the refrigerator.
Horseradish is actually in the same family as mustard, brocolli, wasabi & cabbage.