This video gives a brief description of how to prepare and cook baby artichokes. Baby artichokes vary in size based on the season, may being the best month to get them. To avoid getting a bitter flavor from your artichokes be sure to remove the skin, this is best accomplishes by brushing,rinsing, peeling, and cutting all of the green outer layer until you can see the pale yellow inside. To preserve the color of your allow them to sit in lemon or vinegar water and drain completely when done. Cutting artichokes into halves will allow them to cook faster and they are done when you can place a toothpick or knife tip into the base easily.