Porridge: love or hate?

Do you love porridge?

Poll ended at 24 Dec 2017, 5:55pm

Yes I have it every day
15
33%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
4%
2-6 times a week
12
26%
Not more than once a week
6
13%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
15%
Only when visiting the grandparents
0
No votes
No, I hate it
2
4%
Not tried it yet
1
2%
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Jan 2018, 8:13pm

Rusty Rider wrote:I love porridge, especially if its made with honey and cinamon, if I make it at home its 50/50 milk and water then the honey and cinamon. The honey I use is Black Bee London honey which is non pasteurised, ie its raw honey, so much better than the shop bought stuff.


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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Jan 2018, 3:06pm

The Guardian reports that microwave cooking uses less energy than other methods
I make my porridge in the microwave each morning after breakfast for the next day: groats, coarse oats, fine oats, oat bran, lots of water, the product is deliciously "creamy"
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Psamathe » 18 Jan 2018, 4:36pm

Debs wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Poll expires this evening, last chance to vote


If only the BREXIT referendum vote was as decisive. Just goes to show that more politicians need to eat porridge.....

Then we'd end up with a Westminster full of porridge lovers/eaters passing legislation banning porridge from the UK.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2018, 9:50pm

Jon Lucas wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:[
Did they at least offer you a second bowl?


No they didn't. :( (and made it plain it wasn't wise to ask)

It was both one of the most expensive and the least friendly place I've stayed in in Scotland. This was bordering on being a hotel, whereas the family run guest houses were very friendly and would put themselves out to be helpful.


Oh dear, one of my favourite stories, what would have happened if one had asked for more? :?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Timls » 10 Feb 2018, 5:06am

Porridge makes a fine start to the day, I take mine with raisins and a quality honey, makes for a great mix of fast and slow release carbs!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 10 Feb 2018, 9:11am

Timls wrote:Porridge makes a fine start to the day ............
No it doesn't.
Porridge is horrible.

It all depends on what you like or you don't like.
You think it's a fine start to the day, and I don't. :wink:


.................... but I think I'm in a minority.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby AugustusWindsock » 11 Feb 2018, 10:27pm

I'm trying to lose some weight and, as a result, I've recently got into it (not literally, although I believe oats are good for the skin).

Have moved from the relative luxury of Flavahan's rolled oats with milk and all manner of adjuncts (banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, berries) to the puritanical austerity of just oatmeal, water and salt.

I really like it but I never quite get the whole "it fills you up for the whole morning" thing. I find that I suddenly get absolutely ravenous an hour or so after eating a big bowl.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 11 Feb 2018, 11:12pm

Mick F wrote:
Timls wrote:Porridge makes a fine start to the day ............
No it doesn't.
Porridge is horrible.

It all depends on what you like or you don't like.
You think it's a fine start to the day, and I don't. :wink:


.................... but I think I'm in a minority.

Have you tried frying it Mick? It could make all the difference :lol:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Sweep » 12 Feb 2018, 8:01am

Paulatic wrote:British Cycling are promoting overnight oats,this morning, on Twitter.
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi ... T_OATS.pdf

So no heating/cooking at all?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby LollyKat » 12 Feb 2018, 10:26am

That is Bircher muesli - porridge is cooked. When well made (i.e. to one's individual preference) both are good.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Feb 2018, 10:29am

Omloop wrote:I'm trying to lose some weight and, as a result, I've recently got into it (not literally, although I believe oats are good for the skin).

Have moved from the relative luxury of Flavahan's rolled oats with milk and all manner of adjuncts (banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, berries) to the puritanical austerity of just oatmeal, water and salt.

I really like it but I never quite get the whole "it fills you up for the whole morning" thing. I find that I suddenly get absolutely ravenous an hour or so after eating a big bowl.

Oats are slow release complex carbohydrates, you could try eating qr cc too, I like rice pudding (contains a lot of sugar I think)
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 12 Feb 2018, 10:30am

Bonefishblues wrote:Have you tried frying it Mick? It could make all the difference :lol:
Fried porridge?
You could have something there!
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Julie » 13 Feb 2018, 12:08am

Had some today microwave type with syrup

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby puffin » 13 Feb 2018, 2:38pm

I like porridge a lot, I'm a great fan. We feed it (sometimes) to our horses, so all I get when I eat it is stupid sarcastic whinnying sounds from my wife.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Feb 2018, 2:43pm

puffin wrote:I like porridge a lot, I'm a great fan. We feed it (sometimes) to our horses, so all I get when I eat it is stupid sarcastic whinnying sounds from my wife.

Do they prefer it to raw oats?
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