I didn't realise it until after I'd already posted yesterday's blog post, but yesterday was World Porridge Day! So in belated celebration of Scotland's national dish, which is also one of the healthiest ways to start the day, here are some ideas for adding variety to your morning bowl of porridge:
chop up some apple or dates and add to the porridge as it's cooking
add a touch of cinnamon or mixed spice to the porridge as it's cooking
sprinkle some seeds (eg pumpkin or sesame seeds) on top of your porridge
drizzle honey over the top of your porridge
add a small amount of raspberry jam to your porridge
what are your favourite ways to eat porridge?
World Porridge Day aims to raise awareness of the role that porridge
plays at Mary’s Meals projects in Malawi, where a daily mug of
maize-based ‘likuni phala’ is an incentive for children to go to school. I didn't often eat phala when I was in Malawi, but I ate lots of the thicker form nsima which is usually served with beans and vegetables.
Meanwhile, the third in my series of seasonal nature articles has just been published on Lothian Life. You can read it here. You can access all my Lothian Life articles here.