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 » 14 Jun 2019, 6:01am

One sweats more in summer, so I add salt
I am often surprised how much the oats swell up, sometimes I cannae finish my porridge early
No problem, I add the leftovers to my evening muesli :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 14 Jun 2019, 9:51am

brynpoeth wrote:One sweats more in summer, so I add salt
I am often surprised how much the oats swell up, sometimes I cannae finish my porridge early
No problem, I add the leftovers to my evening muesli :wink:


I can't remember the last time I shook salt on anything; or added it to the cooked stuff. Nothing bad seems to have happened as a result, despite the fact that I am often a-drip in sweat. Mind, this occurs in summer, autumn, winter, spring and every other season, even the current winter-in-June. Perhaps it's all the the merino I wear?

One reads that a decent diet has more than enough of the various salts. Also that too much salt is a catalyst for all sorts of imbalances, shading into illnesses. Do you feel a craving or is it just a theoretical thing, this summer-sweat = consume more salt?

As to salt upon my porridge.....! Waiter! Get me some unadulterated oaty goo, with nut, seed and fruit but none o' that sea-tang!

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PS This morning I have just finished consuming an Arbroath smokie, which does have a bit of sea in it. Unlike the wee bones, you can't pick it out.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jun 2019, 5:26pm

Porridge is the only food I add salt too, tastes better with but I mostly go without. Plenty of salt in cheese etc
Sweating a lot cycling to and from work, must top up other minerals too
Thread drift alert: how should summer and winter diets differ?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 18 Jun 2019, 9:32pm

brynpoeth wrote:Porridge is the only food I add salt too, tastes better with but I mostly go without. Plenty of salt in cheese etc
Sweating a lot cycling to and from work, must top up other minerals too
Thread drift alert: how should summer and winter diets differ?


Avoid strawberries in December, as they are much too expensive then. In late summer and early autumn, you can pick lots of things for free, including mushrooms. But watch out for The Destroying Angel (Amanita Muscaria).

During all months with any letters in them, avoid MacFud, brown yank-drank (as well as all the other colours of their "soda") and those cakes with one pound of icing on the top and one gram of synthetic whipped "cream" in the middle.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Vorpal » 19 Jun 2019, 8:19am

brynpoeth wrote:Porridge is the only food I add salt too, tastes better with but I mostly go without. Plenty of salt in cheese etc
Sweating a lot cycling to and from work, must top up other minerals too
Thread drift alert: how should summer and winter diets differ?

I eat less cake in winter because I do less cycling. Cake is sometimes a reward for skiing, though it's more likely to be waffles with jam, which is the typical snack available at cabins on the ski trails in Norway.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Jun 2019, 7:45pm

One sweats so much in summer, what is the best way to replenish lost minerals &c?
Please do not suggest isotonic drinks :?
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 19 Jun 2019, 11:12pm

brynpoeth wrote:One sweats so much in summer, what is the best way to replenish lost minerals &c?
Please do not suggest isotonic drinks :?


A seaweed sandwich, with a glass of seawater.

On the other hand, a good diet of vegetables, leaves and froot will do it, although you must eat lots and have a peg ready for your nose.

Cugel, sweating up a few hills this afternoon, still in full cover mode with a merino base layer an' all - in late June!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Jun 2019, 5:55am

Why do some people find porridge disgusting? It does not even have a strong smell and no-one is forced to consume it
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