Quotidian oatmeal

Here’s an experiment with the mundane, testing a new lens and preparing for the Turkey trip. We begin with a cup of rolled oats (‘old fashioned’ and Quaker):


The foam starts to rise shortly after the oats meet the boiling water (2 cups, with about 1/8 teaspoon salt), so the heat is turned down just enough:

So begins a series of subtle changes in consistency and texture, interesting to meditate upon as states progress:



Nearly done, still needs a couple of minutes with heat off and cover on the pot:

In the bowl (note: bowl shaped and sized such that a cocker spaniel wouldn’t wet its ears):

And with blueberries and just a hint of maple syrup:

The last two shots are a bit disappointing –I should have upped the ISO and shutter speed, or better yet used a tripod… but I was in too much of a hurry because I wanted to taste the result. Note to self: several object lessons there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *