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Japanese Porridge
March 14, 2009, 12:49
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In Finland, we eat a lot of oatmeal porridge. That’s what I ate for breakfast almost every morning when I was a child. Though, it is generally quite restricted what goes with your porridge here: usually, it is something like a jam or soup made of berries, some milk or cinnamon and sugar and perhaps a bit of butter or margarine. So I guess that’s why I was so delighted when Damien once fed me this Japanese – tasting porridge in Brisbane Australia…


Japanese porridge,1 portion

2 dl water

1 dl oatflakes

pinch of salt

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

spring onions, chopped

1 tsp miso paste

First I cook the porridge in quite the usual way, boil the water with a pinch of salt, and add the oats, except that I also add the grated ginger to the water. Then I cook the porridge until it’s ready, and serve it with miso paste and chopped spring onions, and have some green tea as beverage to go with it. This time I had white rice miso, and it was really delicious, but also barley miso is good.  Ohaiyoo gozaimastanee!

Peaceful Saturday Morning Smoothie
March 8, 2009, 17:50
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smoothie13 almonds

1 dried apricot

1 apple

½ tsp cinnamon

1 dl red currants, frozen

1 ½ dl soy or oat milk (if you live in the North, make it oat for a better world)

I try to remember to put the almonds and the apricot to soak Friday night. This is very challenging for me, but sometimes I get it done. Saturday morning, I peel and chop the apple, and blend in all the ingredients with a hand held mixer. This smoothie is very thick, but I really like that consistency and usually eat it with a spoon.

Then I put on some chilled music, this time it was Emma Salokoski Ensemble, and enjoy my smoothie to it. This is the best way to celebrate the fact that I didn’t have to wake up at six a.m. like on weekdays!