Collection of sweet and hot peppers, cut into rough dices including seeds and webs
Equal or slightly short volume / amount of Roma tomatoes, diced.
White onion diced – a quarter fraction or less of the combined above volume. (Yellow onion is sweeter and less present as a flavor if preferred…)
Crush the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon or pestle, or pulse / combine in a blender / food processor. (Blending down into a sauce isn’t crazy.)
Add dashes / small amounts to taste. Balance for use:
Chili powder (cayenne)
Lime & Lemon juice (we use Meyer lemons if they’re ready on our tree. Sweeter.)
Garlic, crushed finely
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Slivers of green onion, teeny amount of crushed mint
Red Turmeric – deepens color
Red pepper flakes (if cooking as a sauce will follow, to correct spice levels – add black beans, heat through and immediately spoon over rice.) 2nd day – Goes great with chicken or pork. Add an avocado garnish and some sour cream. Burritos with lettuce or Arugula.
Volunteers that popped up late summer 2017, slow growth over winter, so leaves are small & plants are short — during summer they’ll get 5 ft tall even outside. We’ve also had plants overwinter outdoors. Tough guys! I need to learn more about how these plants affect bees that visit; nicotinoids are very toxic to them. (BTW, those are shallots in the background, not weeds, but plenty of cleanup is overdue!)
It’s great that in the Winter months at this latitude, you don’t actually have to get up so stinking early that it hurts, to catch a sunrise. Kristin’s photo. What a beauty. ~ David
The rest of the story. I had just been listening to Joyce Meyer’s encouraging words: “Something good is going to happen today!” The language and assurance of Hope. At that moment, all I thought was, “Maybe there will be a stunning sunrise?” And a few moments later, there it was! ~ kristin