March 7, 2008

Eco Food Friday: Organic Scottish Oatmeal

Did you know that oatmeal originated in ancient Scotland? Oats are better suited for the short, wet growing season of Scotland than wheat, and the original oatmeal was a coarse meal produced by slowly grinding the kernel between two large millstones. Bob's Red Mill Organic Scottish Oatmeal is made the traditional way, and its flavor is nothing like the oatmeal you are used to. The whole grain goodness provides a satisfying start to your day, and it has quickly become my favorite warm breakfast cereal.

In case you are wondering, Bob is a real person:

Who ever heard of someone collecting grain milling machinery built 100 to 200 years ago, refurbishing it, setting it up in a modern sanitary environment, and then seriously going into the business of supplying natural foods to the world? Well, I did! And it's been great fun by far the most challenging and fulfilling thing I've ever accomplished, and it all started with my knack for tinkering!

I think that we have a lot we can learn from Bob when looking to live our lives more naturally. Often, all we have to do is look towards the past to see what really natural living was like and emulate those methods.  Once upon a time, organic gardening/farming was the only way to grow food.  Thank you Bob!

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