Well, hello there Fall, nice to see you!

Mother nature must read my blog. That’s the only explanation for why I woke up to this this morning.

Say whaaaaaat!? Seize the strangely Fall-like day! This is hiking weather, my friends. Rolled out of bed and put on pants. Not shorts. Not capris. As in, cover-my-whole leg, hit the top of my shoes, PANTS.

Grabbed the puppy and the point-and-shoot.

And headed out. Attempted to do some nature photography, but a point-and-sho0t, low light and a 55 pound dog pulling on my arm do not a good photo make.

Then the sun came out and the photography situation was much improved.

This is my view the whole time. A cute fluffy puppy bum.

Had a wonderful cool hike on the trails, although the spiderwebs at 7am are yucky, yuck.

Headed home and, just like skinny jeans, boots, scarves, hot chai lattes, sweaters and anything pumpkin, wanted something decidedly fall for breakfast. These super sweet beauties were on the table just asking to be made into hot oats.

Whipped up a batch of Kath’s Classic Banana Whipped Oats.

Here’s what went into the pot:

1/3 c. oats
1/3 c. unsweetened soy milk
1/3 c. water
1 small banana, sliced
1 T. chia seeds

Cooked per Kath’s method and the stirred in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla at the end.

Topped with everything and the kitchen sink. Crumbled slice of strawberry-rhubarb bread, dried fruit, coconut, roasted pecans, blueberries and a drizzle of peanut butter.

This was incredible! Such a great mixed of textures and flavors.

Cut up one of our CSA peaches for a side.

Served with a warm mug of this beauty.

Warm and yum and Fall. I love the little tea pillows instead of tea bags. For some reason. They are just so cute floating around.

This bowl was so good, makes me want to eat it all over again.

Rule #1 of food blogging. Don’t sit on your bowl of oats.

How does one go about sitting on a bowl of oats? Well, it starts off with being extremely lazy and attempting to carry a mug of tea, a plate of oats and a camera in from an outdoor photo shoot. Mistake #1. And the proceed to sit the plate down on the closest semi-flat surface. Which was the couch. Mistake #2. And the final mistake, forgetting said oats are there and sitting smack on top.

Yup. Still ate them. They were just as delicious and thankfully got some good pictures before my bum came in contact with the oats.

Not sure what is on the docket today. I do have a pretty massive TeuxDeux list to get through. So I might try and tackle some of those. Happy Saturday everyone!


  1. says

    Hey, I saw this recipe on foodgawker and clicked over to see if you mentioned where you get your chia seeds. I’ve read that they can be hard to find. While I was reading down the page, I saw on your sidebar that you live in Indiana. Quick click over to your Q&A (great writing, by the way)–I live in Bloomington too! How weird! So if you get your chia seeds locally, I’d love to know where.

    • says

      Hi! I get my chia seeds at the Near West Bloomingfoods. They have them in jars in their bulk section. It took me forever to find them at first. :)

  2. says

    I love the look of this and also the ingredients, I bet it is delicious! I loved your post and when I was reading your “About” page I got all nostalgic as I lived in Indiana for a few years. Although completely different from my native Australia, a gorgeous part of the world with wonderful people.

    • says

      We are so fortunate to live where we do. I was born and raised her and adore it. I’m so glad you had a great experience here! You are welcome back anytime!

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