Salsa: Spicy or Not?

I do love a bowl of warm nachos, especially with some delicious salsa. In my younger days, I enjoyed a spicy salsa for zest, but find myself gravitating to more mild flavors today. I wondered about your preference, Dear Readers, so asked, do you prefer spicy hot, cooly mild, or somewhere in between?

As always, my favorite part of the survey is reading the many comments I receive. Here are some of the best.


If I don’t need a fire extinguisher, it wasn’t spicy enough!

Sweat dripping down my face. Mouth on fire. The burning in my gut. Sheer perfection!


I don’t mind a little zest . . . but I am a wimp!

I also enjoy peach salsa occasionally – delicious

When I eat salsa, I only eat salsa with mild, gentle spice. Although occasionally I delve into cheesy salsa or cheese dip! Those around me order hot & spicy or spicy medium salsas and picante sauce.

The best salsa is the one served alongside guacamole!


The place that serves it warm but it was like a secret you had to request it…that was my favorite!

A little spice in life is really nice!

Love salsa but some can be overwhelming. I want to be able to enjoy all the flavors .

Don’t forget to take this month’s survey by going here. Results will be published in next month’s newsletter.

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Reader Surveys

Each month, I survey readers on a random topic. I might ask about books, reading, and authors, as this is my primary focus. Some months, the survey focuses on the mountain region that has been my home. Other months, the query will be something completely random. The debate over mayonnaise might be the most contested ever.

In time for the monthly newsletter, I summarize and share the overall results and some of the highlights I learned. To protect privacy, I don't attempt connect the data in anyway to individuals and then delete the responses.

The following is the result of one of those surveys. And if you want to participate in this month's survey, just click the button.