Artichoke Madness + RECIPE: Artichoke & Hollandaise

You guys!!!  I bought my very first artichoke!!!!  Ever. And I was so excited about it!!!!  I bought it pre-Valentine’s Day (for five whole dollars much to Mr. Carrot’s dismay) because it seemed like the sexiest most romantic thing to eat on Valentine’s Day and therefore obviously worth $5 but then….. I waited over a…