This started as a fairly simple, plain egg dish, but as usual, the idea of adding things that I particularly like, became too strong to resist. Sometimes, instead of the artichokes, I use chopped cactus (nopalitos), which you can buy in jars in the grocery store. I think I do that for effect. I just love it when people say, "what was in that?" and I tell them, "cactus". You can tell they will remember it! (This is a dish that can be prepared the night before).