A Scottish Spurtle for Oatmeal Season

A Scottish Spurtle for Oatmeal Season

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Faith Durand
Oct 12, 2015

It's open season for oatmeal and we have what you're looking for this week with a whole series of oatmeal tips and tricks. It's time to get that morning pot bubbling, and you also want to make sure you have the right tools. If you're firing up the oatmeal cauldron, isn't it time you had a spurtle in hand?

(Image credit: Cattails Woodwork)

A spurtle is a traditional Scottish tool for stirring oatmeal and other types of porridge. (Rendered in gold, it's also the symbol of the world porridge championships!) It moves smoothly through the porridge, breaking up lumps.

This particular spurtle, from Etsy favorite Cattail Workshop, is hand-crafted out of beautiful tiger maple, and finished with oil and beeswax. It also makes a lovely tool for stirring gravy, soup, and stew.

And come on — isn't the word spurtle just so fun to say?

(Image credit: Cattails Woodwork)
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