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PHILOSOPY AND ARTICHOKE DIP
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By Linda Bassett
Author and culinary school teacher Linda Bassett provides recipes for and tips on the season's freshest ingredients. She is the author of \x34From Apple Pie to Pad Thai: Neighborhood Cooking North of Boston.\x34 Reach her by email at KitchenCall@aol. ...
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Author and culinary school teacher Linda Bassett provides recipes for and tips on the season's freshest ingredients. She is the author of \x34From Apple Pie to Pad Thai: Neighborhood Cooking North of Boston.\x34 Reach her by email at KitchenCall@aol.com.
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Someone sent me an uplifting quotation when I was going through a particularly bad time recently.  I tucked it away for future reference in a file, but found that I turn to it, just like I do with a favorite recipe.  Sometimes one sentence stands out more than the others, like the artichoke hearts in the classic dip.   Other times, I accept the whole phrase, as if I were about to put it on the table, hot and bubbling, with a basket of freshly toasted pita chips.  Still others, I like to change it up a word or two, like when I decide to substitute chopped spinach or crabmeat for the artichokes.

No matter how I read it, it makes me stop and look at the world from a sunnier perspective and remember that the world is made up of all kind of ingredients, but they don’t always taste good when you put them together.  Good old-fashioned hot artichoke dip follows the philosophy.

“People can be illogical, unreasonable, self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish motives.  Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.

Honesty makes you vulnerable.  Be honest anyway.

The biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest minds: think big anyway.

People follow only top dogs.  Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.  Give the world the best anyway.”

HOT ARTICHOKE DIP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Makes 2 cups

1/2 cup good mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

a 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, chopped

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

a shot or two hot sauce, to taste



  • Stir all ingredients until well mixed.  Spoon into a small ovenproof dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.




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