When I started participating in the early Eat Local Challenges, I found myself gravitating toward a New World diet. It seemed natural to eat what my California ancestors ate.
I'm not going the elk/otter/acorn route (yet — we'll see how the economy holds up), but I've been enjoying a kind of rancho repertoire. Father Junípero Serra would love to eat at my house these days.
Yesterday yielded this beautiful roasted pepper, filled with beans, tomatoes, onions and cheese. It's perched on a spray of sauteed corn kernels.