Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sweet Cherry Oatmeal

Nothing makes morning more delightful than oatmeal bowls.
Last week, had been another wonderful round of goodness.
Projects are budding over the horizon, letting an early spring dawn in the radiant light of new blossom.
I received a sweet sum for the African Diaspora Diastema project and look forward to continue paving the way for positive esteem both in personal perception and in the art. I wished the self-doubt could lessen daily. It moves up and down in a constant elevator motion.
In the meantime, I have sketched up plans for the 115th Annual Student Exhibit (ASE, a yearly huge school exhibition of graduating students and selected 3rd/4th year BFA/Certificates), drafted up an upcoming installation called Augusta Savage's Birthday Party, and spring cleaning the studio for my last participation in Open Studio Night on February 19th. There are also other highly anticipated events-- volunteering for the Athena Film Festival, Fabiola Jean-Louis and Arcmanoro Niles' art gallery shows, a meeting about creating black gallery spaces in Philadelphia, and seeing Danai Guiria's Eclipsed on Broadway starring Lupita N'yongo. Very, very excited!
Another thrilling the morning is oatmeal, a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal.
Winter is crawling its way out through invisible cracks, leaving behind straying enchanted chill. It remains cold at home for a little while longer and such an atmosphere calls for oatmeal satisfaction. Splendid Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves (my favorite flavor) provides enough sweet satisfaction with cherry bits adding fruity texture to this porridge-y consistency breakfast delight.
Eating oatmeal is like holding the hand of a treasured friend. The spoonfuls of cherries sprinkle sugar on top.

Sweet Cherry Oatmeal Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup almond milk (or any dairy free alternative)
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup Bonne Maman's Cherry Preserves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Bring almond milk to a boil.

Stir in oats, cherry preserves, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
Serve with cinnamon sticks.


  1. It's been far too long since I've had hot oats for breakfast. I need to make this!

    1. Cool Bianca! Thanks. I love oatmeal! Especially on weekend mornings.