Cranky's Cousin Steve came over for dinner. He's visiting California on business, but it's always great to put in some good family time together.
I don't know if Steve realized it, but we served him a dinner of entirely local — Bay Area local — food. Backyard tomatoes, onions from the garden, beans from Tracy, chicken from Marin County, cheese from Northern California.
We made a pot of white chili. Mild, sure, but flavorful and rich.
I'm not going to yammer on about the food. I just want to say that we topped the chili with ultra-thin slices of fresh jalapeños from the yard. Not very not, but crisp and green. A really nice garnish.
I think I can quit pickling all the jalapeños as they grow large now. I'll spend the rest of the season eating them raw.