Homemade stuffed artichokes in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

When I cook artichokes, tenderness is both an ingredient and an outcome. Sometimes though, even the most masterful touch can’t make a tough artichoke tender. I typically cook artichokes for 45 minutes to an hour. These artichokes however, purchased in Corolla, North Carolina, were tough as nails after steaming for an hour and 15 minutes. [...]