Sunday, May 26, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I love porridge but in the morning things can be a bit rushed and I can't be bothered with the measuring and cooking and stirring. If I cook it in a pot then it sticks, if I do it in the microwave I often overflow it, or forget it. On cold weekend mornings it's nice to have warm food in your belly before heading out the door to stand in the rain for sport. Here is the ultimate in lazy porridge. No stirring, no microwaving and no morning effort.
Thanks to this Alison Holst cookbook these days our porridge is ready and waiting for us.
It's ridiculously easy.
1 cup of oats (we use the jumbo ones)
3 - 4 cups of water
a pinch of salt (I usually forget it)
1/4 cup of extras (seeds, dried fruit, coconut, LSA...).
If you don't want to add "extras" just use more oats.
In the morning we just help ourselves when we're ready and pop the lid back on to keep the rest warm (you can switch it to warm too or just turn it off). It's deliciously creamy despite the lack of milk.
I eat mine with LSA and almond or soy milk and sometimes berries and banana. It's even better with warmed up milk but usually it's just cold from the fridge. How do you eat yours?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Since January I have only baked bread once, using yeast. It was pretty good but really nowhere near what we were used to. The boys have stopped asking for the homemade bread now :o(. I had shared my starter with at least five others but none of them have kept it going. I'm hopeful that somebody reading this might have their own beautiful starter that they'd be willing to share with us. I have found a place online that I can buy it but I was strangely attached to our one and would much rather have one from someone I know (even vaguely). Can you help?