Even though this says "summer" it's something that we eat year round. The biggest reason is that this is a lacto-fermented grain. Lacto-fermentation is good for several reasons, but we focus on the fact that it neutralizes unhealthy chemicals found in grains and adds beneficial micro-organisms to our oatmeal. This makes our morning bowl of oatmeal more digestible and increases the healthy flora in our intestinal tracts. Prior to treating our oatmeal this way, my daughter had a very hard time digesting grains. After learning how to lacto-ferment grains, she will eat bowls of the stuff in the morning. I add sweetener to the fruit, which I know isn't always a great thing, but do what suits you best. We double the recipe and make two batches a week for my two kids and I, so clearly this is a staple in our house.