Amore® Hot Pepper Paste and Amore® Italian Garlic Paste

—by Katharine Holden, HPC Member

Hampden Park Co-op is packed with products you may not have tried before. Here's one:

These concentrated squeezable tube products are invaluable when you are making hors-d’oeuvres for a crowd. Get yourself some good crackers, spread them out on a chop plate, and squeeze out a large dot of the hot pepper or Italian garlic paste on each cracker. The hot pepper paste (peppers, olive oil, soya oil, salt) can add oomph to stews, soups, and spaghetti sauces. The garlic paste (garlic, olive oil, salt) is fantastic on homemade pizza. Or for a quick side dish: Boil pasta until al dente, drain, add a dash of olive oil and a large squeeze of the Amore® garlic paste, and mix lightly.