This recipe is a quick and easy way to make a yummy artichoke. Take artichoke. Cut off stem. Place artichoke in a bowl with about an inch or 2 of water in the bottom. Cover with plastic wrap, a plate or another bowl. Microwave for 7 minutes. In the last 30 to 45 seconds, stop microwave and add a pyrex dish of earth balance. This will be what you dip the artichoke in. When pulling out artichoke, please handle with care and avoid steam burns. DO NOT EAT THE SPIKEY LEAF PART! ;o) But you can eat the inner ends of the leaf by scraping them off with your teeth. So yummy and fun! As you work your way in, when you get to the center, scrape of the furry looking stuff and get to the heart. This is the best part! Dip in drawn butter, and enjoy.