My official photographer is on a business trip this week (already?!) so I decided to make a huge pot of nice healthy vegetarian chili (which I also spell chilie, chileaux, chilly, chinchilli etc.) It's always better after a few days anyway, right? It's getting cooler at night and it's one of those things I enjoy making in fall. Added bonus that it is awesome leftovers and I'll mangia on it all week long, leaving me with more time for fiber-related hobbies during the whirlwind.
We are part of a Community Supported Agriculture share. If you are into your veggies, I would highly recommend it...we get a huge box of produce every week of whatever is fresh and in season. No picking and choosing, just having to deal with what you get. I love to cook, so it's a great opportunity for me to expand my repertoire and try new things.
We had a few types of peppers this week, and a variety from last week. I recognized one as jalapenos, but the others I weren't so sure what they were and they didn't taste too hot but I scooped out the ribs and seeds, chopped them up and threw them in.
The chili came out great. It will be even better tomorrow. But christ on a cracker, my hands are BURNING. I washed my hands at least 4 times before attempting my contact lens removal, and I still got all teary eyed. It's mostly my hands though.
Lesson learned. Wear gloves if you don't want to be burned with pepper love.