You can substitute eight small artichokes for the baby artichokes: Prepare them as directed, removing all but the tender inner leaves and scooping out the choke. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. Fan leaves of artichoke hearts, and place one in each bowl.
This vegetarian stew shows off some of the season's freshest vegetables, including
asparagus, carrots, and artichokes -- all afloat in a light vegetable broth.
Sweet-potato dumplings make hefty fixings to dig into.