The O Staff and Friends' Favorite Things 2011
1. Mix a spoonful with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt, and spread on a toasted baguette; add a fried egg and fresh mozzarella.
2. Thin a few tablespoons with water and use as a glaze for roasted vegetables like butternut squash or sweet potatoes.
3. Serve as a garnish for chicken kebabs or thinly sliced skirt steak. It adds some heat.
—Rachel Mount, O assistant editor