Sunday, January 15, 2017

Oatmeal Porridge

I brought in basket after basket of firewood, till the corner of the room resembled a woodshed. Then I folded up the bedclothes, threw my... blanket over the couch, lighted the oil stove, and prepared breakfast. An apple, oatmeal porridge, toast made at the fireplace, a boiled egg, and coffee. 
- Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928 <>


  1. I've had oatmeal as a part of my breakfast just about every day for over a decade. I never add sweetener--only raisins or Sultanas. I started my boyfriend on the same trend over a year ago. I add ground flax to it as well which resulted in a marked improvement in his cholesterol numbers the following year. Oatmeal is so simple, wholesome and delicious.

    My favorite oatmeal is made with organic "Maine Grains" rolled oats.

  2. I love the Irish steel cut oats with honey,cinnamon and raisins. Perfect winter food. Jane Keller

  3. We have oats every morning - though we eat ours raw. With almond milk, berries and a drizzle of honey. I could never get bored of it, and there's something so reassuring about the routine.