Each July, Downtown Oxnard turns a bit Spicy as the city makes way for the Salsa Festival. We always have a great time and this year was no exception.
Our timing was off and we missed the cooking demonstrations, but the salsa tasting tent was a hit and there was some great music.
Val had some scary looking XXX Ghost salsa. And he survived! His next stop was some even more freightening "colon cleanser" salsa. He kept asking for hotter and hotter, but stopped after that one LOL.
Val kept asking to taste all the Habernero Jelly he could find - to compare it to his own, and per Val "some were not too bad". High praise coming from somebody who is so protective of his own habernero jelly!
We had some great Strawberry Salsa. Who ever thought of such a thing? Not me, that's for sure. It was actually really good, and refreshing after some of the hotter stuff. That said, I did learn that not all strawberry salsa's are created equal. There were two there -- one I went back for again and again, and the other I just threw away.