Well hello October! It seems as though I blinked and lost the whole summer.
As far as months go, October is one of my absolute favourites - all the more so this year because it brings my book deadline, and with it my return to semi-normality. Making the book has been entirely all-encompassing, and whilst I have enjoyed it I can't deny that I am relieved my work is done. I am so excited to get back to blogging and working on the shop!
Before that though I thought I would share with you my favourite thing to eat for breakfast now the weather has turned. Well I say breakfast, but more often than not it serves as dinner when I want something warm and scrumptious but don't have the time (or the inclination) to cook something proper: my winter porridge.
It is not so much a recipe as an assembly of delicious things, but it is infinitely more interesting than bog-standard porridge I think:
(Ingredients per person)
Large handful of whole rolled oats
Milk - roughly 120ml/half a cup
Small handful of walnuts
Small handful of sultanas or raisins
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 dessertspoon of honey (or to taste)
Put the oats, milk and cinnamon into a small saucepan an place over a medium heat. Break the walnuts into the pan and add the sultanas, then stir continuously until the mixture thickens (this shouldn't take any more than five minutes), adding more milk a little at a time if the mixture becomes too dry. Pour the porridge into a warmed bowl, stir in the honey and gobble it up!
Easier than pie and arguably scrummier.