Cold start

It’s cold outside, but I’m prepared! Here’s how to warm up the morning with a bowl, a microwave and a handy sized espresso cup.

Start with one cup of rolled oats:

Add them to a bowl with two cups of milk:

Stir, microwave at full power for one minute, stir, then full power for another minute:


Oops, almost forgot the best bit…

Mmmm, breakfast.


Flapjack peach crumble


  • 3 oz. butter
  • 1 oz. castor sugar (~1 rounded tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup (or 3, or….)
  • 6 oz. rolled oats (~3/4 mug)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium-sized can of sliced peaches

To prepare:

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Add syrup and cream a few minutes longer
  3. Gradually work in oats and salt until mixture is well blended
  4. Place drained sliced peaches in greased pie dish
  5. Spread flapjack mixture on top
  6. Bake on the middle shelf of a moderate oven for 35 minutes