Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Top 10 “daily driver” food/drinks

Here are ten food/drink products that I cannot live without every day!
(All pictures taken with my DSLR camera! Look at dem bokeh’s!)

1. John McCann’s Steel Cut Oats (SCO). 

I have had this for breakfast almost every day for the past year. Except for the hot summer months of July and August, when I have cereal instead (Shredded Wheat), this is how I start the day. If you have not done so already, I strongly recommend you give these a try. Steel Cut Oats, or Irish/Scottish Oats as they are known in the UK, are not to be confused with pre-processed Rolled Oats (Quaker Oats, etc); they cook much slower than Rolled Oats, at about 30 min vs. 10 min, but the cooking time is so worth it. If you’ve never liked oatmeal, it is probably because you have only tried the bland, mushy, inferior oatmeals made with Rolled Oats.

Not all Steel Cut Oats are created equal. You cannot go too wrong with supermarket-brand Steel Cut Oats, but the John McCann’s Steel Cut Oats give off the most nutty smell/taste. 

At $27.96 for four cans at Amazon, they might seem a little pricey. But consider this: I easily make 6+ breakfast for two per can. Add a few Craisins, a little honey, and some freshly-cracked walnuts, and you are having breakfast fit for a king, for around $1 per person. Now that is how I want to start the day!

Friday, January 03, 2014

My first DSLR

Small Christmas tree with LED lights from Walmart = $20.00
Dem bokehs in shallow-DOF Big Face shots of loved ones = priceless.