Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I would expect to find a stone in a field of corn, but . . .
Well, you get the picture.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Stella has a breakfast dilemma, so I prepared my favourite breakfast and took pictures to respond to her request for breakfast ideas.

The night before, I place in a pot:
  • 1 cup of old fashioned oats,
  • a few spoonfuls of nuts or seeds,
  • a dash of cinnamon (optional), and
  • water to cover everything to about a quarter inch past the dry ingredients.
I let the mix soak overnight. This cuts the cooking time from 20 minutes to 1 minute. (I also leave a bowl of frozen berries on the counter to thaw overnight.)

In the morning, I heat the mix of soaked oats and seeds on the stove. Once heated, I place the oatmeal, a splash of milk (cow, soy, rice, or other kind of your choice) in a bowl, and top it all with the thawed berries and a sprinkle of brown sugar or maple syrup.

I wash it all down with a cup of hot black Assam tea, and I am sorrensified until noon.