I am cooking some oat groats, and I don't have a lot of time to spend ranting on and on about the weather. It has been cooler-no a/c. 50's at night! This is not August weather, but I am not complaining. We have been getting thunder storms-with less than an inch of rain each time. But water is water.
What I am complaining about is Johnson grass! I hate it. I have been digging up and digging up for three years or more, and no progress. I try and try to get all those damn rhisomes, but every year I dig up more and more and more. It is almost like it enjoys the digging up, because it spreads it out and gives it more room to grow. I am sick of this stuff!
Oat groats! Yes, all my life I have HATED oatmeal, enough that I spit it out as a baby and child when anyone would put it in my mouth. YUCK! The slimy taste is more than my little mouth can take. Then a friend said I should try steel cut oats. I wasn't convinced. So last week I bought a little bit in the bulk aisle at the grocery store. It was 70 cents worth! So I cooked it, and I liked it. It had a bold, nutty, chewy flavor and texture. No slime! I put raisins in and that was good. So now I have a cereal I like. It really fills me up and I am not hungry for a long time.
So off to oat land so I can continue digging that damn stuff up.