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Our connection with food is merely emotional.

We explore our roots through flavours and nostalgia-dipped scents.

We take a bite and we translate it into memories. It’s a combination of the reality of what was there and a memory of the experience that we’ve had. The human brain is vivid and complex like that.

Moments of shared quiet.

It’s about the multitude of gastronomical stimuli that we encounter.

It’s the momentary captures of steaming aromas as we dig into a bowl of hot porridge.

Enjoy a moment of stillness with your porridge.

I never saw the reason why porridge is breakfast food. To me, it’s simply food. I’ll have it for supper as the working day is winding down. Most of the times annoyingly preoccupied with the task I’m working on. I rarely stop to indulge and this is something that I need to work on.

But I do indulge in watching others eat.

As if I don’t really need to eat, as long as I can watch you eat. I live for those off-guard moments when you think nobody is watching you, and you are being your true self.


1/4 cup oats

1 cup almond milk

1 large winter pear

1 tablespoon raisins

a drizzle of maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon red peppercorns

How To

Toast the oats in a pot. Pour in the almond milk and stir. Add the raisins. Let it simmer to a thick creamy consistency.

Enjoy the quiet moments.

Cut the pear in quarters and toast in a dry pan until slightly charred.

Serve the porridge in a beautiful bowl, top with the pear and drizzle with the syrup.

Don’t forget the red peppercorns. That’s why you clicked on this recipe link in the first place…

Until the next one,


  • Patricia Chamberlain
    Posted at 19:52h, 05 December Reply

    This looks so good! My daughter is obsessed with pears, so I think it would be a hit in our house.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 10:50h, 06 December Reply

      Let me know how it goes! <3

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 22:05h, 05 December Reply

    I never realized, until reading through this recipe, that oatmeal is a type of porridge. I was reading thinking this sounds like how I make oatmeal, so I looked it up to clarify. My oldest son loves oatmeal and has it for breakfast most days so I am always looking for new ways. I’ll have to tell him he’s eating porridge because he won’t believe me!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 10:50h, 06 December Reply

      This made me laugh 🙂 Yeap, it’s the most delicious way to make porridge but for the love of revolution, do not tell him! LOL!

  • Neely
    Posted at 02:25h, 06 December Reply

    This looks so good! We just love pearsB

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 10:49h, 06 December Reply

      Yes to pears! The perfect winter fruit!

  • Angela
    Posted at 15:44h, 07 December Reply

    This looks so simple and delicious! I love the idea of adding in pear too, can’t wait to try it!!

  • CourtneyLynne
    Posted at 04:54h, 10 December Reply

    Oooo yum!!!! Such a yummy twist to a classic! So need to make this!!!

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