O Magazine Staff Favorite Things 2011
We praise the music, words, flavors, rituals, and ideas that made our lives a little richer this year.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
"Harissa, a spicy North African chili paste, is my latest go-to condiment. You can make your own, but I buy mine at Whole Foods—and a jar lasts forever. Here are three ways I use it."
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