We eat a ton of canned salsa, in the winter. This recipe is flexible, so make it as hot, or mild, as you like. Don’t use green peppers, though, because those aren’t food.
This recipe was born of what was popping in the garden. Seasonal cooking really elevates when we allow the ingredients that ripen together to drive the menu.
Becoming proficient at growing your own food requires many failures. You can research for years, read all of the books, and listen to all of the podcasts, but nothing Improves your skill like killing things, in the garden. This was my experience with strawberries.
The nixtamalization of corn is tribal chemistry at its finest. Etymologically, nixtamal is "ash dough". The idea is that by cooking dried dent corn in an alkaline solution, you turn it from toxic cardboard into food.