Friday, February 25, 2011

Oatmeal love and hate

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I had huge doubts on whether I should write this post. The thing is that in Russia oatmeal is traditionally served for breakfast in kindergartens. Somehow they cook it in a way that serious number of adult people in Russia hate the oatmeal till the end of their life. Even the smell and look of it. So if you feel sensitive to the subject, you might want to stop right here.


  1. My parents were from Scotland, so porridge is something my wife cooks for me every morning here in St Petersburg Russia.

    Contrary to Scottish custom, we don't worry if it isn't stirred in a clockwise direction, I don't stand up while eating it, and I skip the wee bit of whisky!

    I pour loads of milk on top, after first adding honey. Larissa first slices and boils some tikba (pumpkin), then adds Ясно No. 1 oats. The baked pumpkin oatmeal looks scrumptious!

    Rob MacDonald

  2. Oh, that's good to know there is a custom to stir the oatmeal in a particular direction :-)
    I also really like pumpkin in the porridge, but I never tried it in oatmeal, only rice and millet. Now I'm definitely going to try. Thank you very much for sharing this!