The importance of a name – and a colour

April 20th, 2008 by dad

Most days with Dorje we make muesli for breakfast. Fantastic Camphill wheat-free muesli, with Camphill yoghurt and honey. And a liberal sprinkling of seeds. Pumpkin seeds, linseeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds. Dorje’s not a great fan of seeds. He often tells me he doesn’t want at least one or two varieties. There’s no real consistency to which he rejects – he just likes to assert himself and say no. Usually though, after I put them in my muesli, he wants to copy me, and we put them in his anyway, but he doesn’t really show any great enthusiasm for the seeds.

With one exception. Golden linseeds! Now golden linseeds, in case you’re wondering, taste just like linseeds, or any bird food for that matter. But the name! He calls them goldseeds, and shows great excitement every time I bring them out.

There’s one more ingredient that goes into his muesli (and I don’t mean blackstrap molasses). Most important is that I put lots of barley grass in. Not just the sprinkling I put in mine, but lots and lots. We pour it in. He mixes everything together. If the overall colour isn’t dark green, we have to put in more. This usually takes 3 or 4 generous goes, as I can’t imagine anyone actually liking half a jar what’s basically dried grass in their muesli, but clearly the colour, and the name, is more important to Dorje than the taste.

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  1. MUM Says:

    PMSL, you 2 are definitely two peas from the same pod. Thanks for the post, its fun to share “your world”, kinda like being a fly on the wall :)

  2. kel Says:

    oh dear Anique.
    Sounds heavenly….give the poor boy some coco pops…you know you wanna?
    I kid .

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