By Marissa Bognanno of "The Boot" Blog http://adventuresintheboot.blogspot.com
COLORS OF THE WORLD! EVERY BOY AND EVERY GIRL!
I really want this post to be about the Spice Girls, but it's not. It's about chili oil. Which, I have to admit, is just as zippy and poppy as the Spice Girls. It turns your average spud into a hot potato! And simple bread into spicy bruschetta! And boring side vegetables into peppery broccoli and zesty zucchini! I should be in marketing.
Gather up some dried chilies (if you're in Italy, peperoncino) and chop them up, careful not to rub your eyes here. Place them in a jar and add good extra virgin olive oil. The longer they marinate together, the spicier your oil will be. And that's it! Chili peppers burn fat, you guys, and fight sinuses and can lower blood pressure. That's a lot of life-spicing-up right there. So drizzle away!
[I couldn't not do this. Mel B was so ahead of her time with the leopard. And I'm not sure what's going on with the boomerangs, but I still love it.]