Sunday, August 7

Ginger Peach Oatmeal

There are two reasons you are probably about to think I am crazy. And the fact that I just told you that is not one of them.

1) I am giving you an oatmeal recipe in August. Rational: I have AC. Peaches are really good right now. Peaches are really good in oatmeal. (PS who remembers this video from 112. It makes me feel embarrassed just to watch it. Mostly because those are CANNED PEACHES. You can't even spring for fresh peaches? IT'S A MUSIC VIDEO! Never mind all the half naked women making eyes at us and the flashing bad boys sign.)

2) I just spent 20 minutes making oatmeal. Rational: I had to get it perfect! And yea, this oatmeal is a little more effort that you're going to want to put forth on a weekday, but if you've got the time, you should really try it. It probably takes 10 minutes. With clean up. If you hustle. Make it for 2 or 3 or 4. Then it's worth it.

Oatmeal & Hot Coffee. This is how I celebrate August.
Bah Humbug.
I just bought a mortar and pestle. I wasn't sure at first which piece was which. Yea it seems obvious, until you try to convince yourself that a mortar is a bowl. Then you start to think, the mortar could TOTALLY be the stick. Pestal is sorta like pedestal, so don't you rest your herbs and spices ON it?  Quick google search and I learned all about the word's Latin roots. The mortar IS the bowl.

Anyway, I was dying to try it out. I had some ginger and some brown sugar and some delicious peaches and so I whipped up (very slowly) this oatmeal.

There's not a LOT of sugar in my oatmeal recipe. The peaches will add a decent amount of sweetness, but can add more depending on how sweet you'd like it.

And!! AND!! Look what I learned!! Here's your soundtrack. Right on the page. How easy is that? I found this mix here, at The Dance Party Chronicles. If you like dance parties check it out. If you don't, well, I'm sorry.


Ginger Peach Oatmeal
(serves 1, but can be easily multiplied)

1/2 c quick oats
3/4 c water
1 small peach, peeled and diced
3/4 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
splash of milk

In a tea kettle, heat water over high heat to bring to a boil (You will want to boil more than 3/4 c to allow for some steam).

Meanwhile, place the ginger and brown sugar in a MORTAR. Grind with a PESTLE until the ginger releases its juices and you have a brown sugar-ginger paste.

In a small bowl, place oats. Add the brown sugar- ginger mixture. Pour 3/4 c boiling water over the oats and stir until water has been absorbed into the oats and they begin to soften. Allow oatmeal to sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir in vanilla, a dash of salt and a splash of milk.


Little pieces of summer

Grind the ginger into the brown sugar.
Interesting sentence if you are fluent in slang.

Action shot!


  1. Thanks for the shout out!!! Also, this looks delicious (I'm a breakfast enthusiast)!

  2. Um, when do you put the peaches in?

  3. Add the peaches with the water. MY BAD! I'll have to update that..