March 24, 2009
I love porridge. I eat it daily if I can, and as such, I need to be forever finding creative new ways to jazz it up. This usually involves some combination of dried fruit and nuts, plus apple or banana for some backbone.
However, no matter what, I always find that all of the flavours are a little ‘flat’, they’re all kind of low-notes, if that makes sense. In a moment of clarity, I realized that citrus would add that necessary lift, that little extra zing, and so I grabbed a lemon wedge and went to town with it.
WOW! It made all the difference. That hint of sharp acidity cut through the richness of the butter, and the thickness of that oatmeal. There’s no going back!
Score: 9/10 (-1 because it was a bit cold by the time I got around to eating it)