The Corner Chronicle
Chimacum, Washington, Tuesday September 18, 2018
“COZY WINTER MORNING” week – Eat Porridge!
November 29th, 2011 by Katy McCoy

GOOD MORNING!  Thanksgiving is over and Christmas still a few weeks off – a window of relative quiet during which we should all take it down a notch, don fuzzy slippers and yes, eat our porridge.  Starting Wed, Nov 30th, we’ll be debuting steamy hot oatmeal at the corner for breakfast, and YES, IT’S TRUE …  this week when you visit the store wearing your fuzzy slippers your first cup of coffee is FREE!  Once breakfasted, shuffle around the store and fill your basket with cocoa, tea, cereals, juice, and several more “Cozy Morning” items that we’ve placed on sale.

Prefer to make your porridge at home and wear your slippers in privacy?  Well you’re in luck – for the first time Heidi shares with us her “Perfect Porridge” inspired by a Finnish recipe.  Indulge.

First, a list of Cozy Winter Morning Items on sale Nov 30 – Dec 6:

  • Choice Teas (all flavors) – Fare-trade organic teas, Seattle
  • Ghirardelli Premium Double Chocolate Cocoa, San Francisco
  • Daddy’s Organic Muesli (bulk) from Port Townsend
  • Sweet Laurette’s Granola also from Port Townsend
  • Bluebird Old World Organic Cereal Blend (Farro, Rye and Flax) – grains all grown on a biodynamic farm in Winthrop, WA
  • Mirracole Morsels 12 oz Cranberry Pecan Granola (gluten-free!) from Kingston, WA
  • Miss Bliss Gluten-Free pancake mix from Port Townsend
  • RW Knudsen Organic Cranberry Nectar
  • Organic Bartlett Pears
  • Fresh Organic Cranberries
  • Greek Gods 24 oz plain yogurts (regular and non-fat) from Seattle

And now for the much anticipated recipe:


Chickspurro is a porridge cooked “just right” for Goldilocks and the three chicks of Chimacum. Based on a Finnish recipe for porridge called Syyspuuro this porridge is a delicious start to any day. While Finns would typically use fresh lingonberries for this hearty porridge, cranberries are equally delicious.

Cook time: 20 minutes, Yield: 2 generous servings


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 medium pear, chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • drizzle of honey


Stir together water, cranberries, sugar, and apples in medium sauce pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-high and simmer until the cranberries begin to pop (about 15 minutes).  Add rolled oats, almonds and salt; cook at a low boil for 5 additional minutes stirring a couple of times along the way. Stir in cinnamon, drizzle with honey and serve immediately.

Are your feet warm yet???


One Response

  1. Crystie says:

    Oh we love oatmeal around here! Our morning recipe involves frozen berries and a heap of coconut oil. And for me, a handful of toasted pecans. Can’t wait to have oatmeal at the corner!