Janathon #14 – getting your oats

The weekend has started early in our house – how can you tell? I’ve had jam on my porridge. Usually weekdays have a scattering of sultanas, but at the weekends various forms of sugar come out of the cupboard – jam, syrup, honey, a spoonful of demerara sugar… From Twitter, it seems like a lot of Janathon is being fuelled by oaty goodness and the comments on the Guardian food blog proves that for every bowl of porridge there’s a different special technique or secret ingredient to ensure perfection. Apparently all my additions are sacrilegious to proper porridge and it’s fair to say that I’m unlikely to win the Golden Spurtle. However, looking at the recipes, it seems that the Speciality Section did include porridge kedgeree so maybe I’m onto something with kipper porridge.

Today’s run was a 2 mile out and back. I have realised that running down the big hill just to turn round and run back up the big hill is a particularly miserable route in the pre-dawn darkness. Daylight running tomorrow!

Day 14/31 –2 miles
Ferrero rochers burned

5 thoughts on “Janathon #14 – getting your oats

  1. MrLumpyBadger says:


    On a porridge substrate, and presumably eaten with a spoon. Excellent preparatory work for JAMATHON.

    Unfortunately you didn’t mention the flavour of jam, so only 4/5 for you this morning.

  2. Sue Shannon-Jones says:

    Kipper Porridge – KIPPER PORRIDGE!!!
    now I love kippers and I love porridge, not sure about them being in the same dish though?

    Well done on the run though, it’s particularly tough in the dark isn’t it?

    Another month and we’ll be able to run before work and watch the sun come up.

  3. Hels says:

    Kippers and porridge?! I’m never sure where I stand on porridge, quite nice with jam stirred in, I think, but I’m never quite sure. Now toast…toast is good.

  4. kathryn says:

    I saw that piece on porridge and was shocked that it wasn’t actually the Scots who came up with porridge. Anyway, I’m also a lover of jam on porridge. For something different and more filling I sometimes make skirlie which is a savoury oats breakfast, that I top with a poached egg. I use this recipe: http://www.mostlyeating.com/skirlie-fast-savoury-oats/ It’s really, really, really good.

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