Now, for the fun part. In our house, porridge is simply a transport vehicle to host lots of other goodies. Here are some of our favorites. When we shut off the heat we often add diced fresh fruit, like apples, bananas or pears. Dried fruit, such as raisins or cherries work well too. Sometimes we’ll toss in some frozen blueberries or raspberries to cool down the temperature a bit. If fresh fruit isn’t available, then a dollop of our favorite Food For Thought preserves may find its way in. Once it is served in the bowl, we’ll often top with any combination of the following: fresh fruit or berries, a dollop of yogurt or apple sauce, chopped walnuts or almonds and always flax seed and maple syrup.