So I have a friend. Let's call him @eman1200 just to protect his identity. This guy and I both grow a lot of peppers . He is growing about 1,500 X more peppers than I am and we frequently compare notes. There is always this bit of confusion where I will use the term "hot sauce" and he will virtually nod knowingly but it turns out we are both thinking of something different. In my part of the world "hot sauce" and "salsa" can be used interchangeably. The waiter will say "Ya want some chips and hot sauce?" and we all know they aren't going to bring us tortilla chips and a bowl of tabasco. They bring salsa. I get that hot sauce means something very specific to some people but I assumed the interchangeability of the 2 words was universal. Hot sauce can mean salsa but salsa can never mean hot sauce. In my head these 2 things are hot sauce (but only the 2nd can be called salsa) Also for the record, I have been to Mexico and they call this "salsa" This is NOT "Salsa". This is Pico da Gallo In your land, when you hear hot sauce, is it strictly reserved for the thin tabasco type sauce or is it a generic term for all things which one might dip a chip into? Also if I put "Salsa" into a blender and turned it on for 2 hours, does the salsa become hot sauce. Is the only real identifying characteristic, the viscosity? Lastly, my friend may need some suggestions for storing peppers for the next handful of years.