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 Debs » 18 Oct 2018, 7:33pm

Ought to re-open the voting -

must be peoples who haven't voted in time but would like to, and peoples who may have changed their vote choice

Like with Brexit - we need a Peoples Porridge re-Vote! :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Oct 2018, 8:04pm

Debs wrote:Ought to re-open the voting -

must be peoples who haven't voted in time but would like to, and peoples who may have changed their vote choice

Like with Brexit - we need a Peoples Porridge re-Vote! :D

No we do not, the result is overwhelming, the result I planned, organised, :) expected*, I am still surprised we the remainers did not win by such a margin :(
(* "It must look democratic, but we must have it under control" my motto by Walter Ulbricht, DDR politrickian 1945)

Maybe the secret is to offer more than two choices, like in real life :wink:

Just stocked up on groats, the store delisted them, 50% off, bought four packs
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Debs » 18 Oct 2018, 8:35pm

^ :lol:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Oct 2018, 11:22am

Mick F wrote:I tried it ............. held my nose and ate it ................ for breakfast, but I was starving hungry by 10:30.
Give me a full English, and it'll keep me going all day.

My porridge smells of nothing, no need to hold ones nose :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Oct 2018, 3:10pm

Just updated my winter porridge recipe

Teaspoonful of groats, plenty of water, three minutes in the microwave, *leave to cool*, three more minutes in the microwave, add coarse oats, leave overnight, heat, add salt, consume

Preparation time 12 hours

The groats break down better if they are heated twice
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 23 Oct 2018, 4:42pm

Porridge?
I'd rather eat Marmite.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Oct 2018, 4:52pm

Mick F wrote:Porridge?
I'd rather eat Marmite.

I slurp half a litre of porridge a day, hope you don't take as much yeast extract as that :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 23 Oct 2018, 5:05pm

Marmite.
I'm one of those people who can take it or leave it, but not passionate one way or another.
Marmite isn't a "marmite" thing with me.
It's fine with a little bit of it on toast with beanz or eggs, or even to season and richen a stew or casserole, but I wouldn't rely or desire it.

Porridge is "marmite"?
Love it or hate it?

On the same-ish subject, and a hobby-horse of mine, is that "love and hate" may be opposites, but no-one "loves" Marmite. They like it.
Some folk dislike it, not "hate" it. Hate is a horrible word and should be used with caution.

I would like one of the Foska Marmite cycling shirts, but the rear side is 'Hate Jams'.
It puts me off, using the word "Hate".
https://www.foska.com/marmite-road-cycling-jersey.html
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Oct 2018, 5:11pm

Dann haben wir doch was gemeinsam, zu marmite habe ich kein ausgepraegte Meinung, weder Liebe noch Hass

Then we do have something in common, I do not really have an opinion about marmite, neither love nor hate
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Nov 2018, 8:37pm

Stirring is import to get the porridge really creamy, soaking is not enough
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Ray » 16 Nov 2018, 9:04pm

brynpoeth wrote:Just updated my winter porridge recipe

Teaspoonful of groats, plenty of water, three minutes in the microwave, *leave to cool*, three more minutes in the microwave, add coarse oats, leave overnight, heat, add salt, consume

Preparation time 12 hours

The groats break down better if they are heated twice


What exactly are groats? A specific grain/seed, or one of a number? (Sorry if this is answered somewhere above). I don't need an exhaustive description such as I can find by googling, just simply an idea of what to ask for - and where to buy it.

Sounds like a useful addition to give the porridge a bit of body and texture.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Nov 2018, 9:11pm

Ray wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Just updated my winter porridge recipe

Teaspoonful of groats, plenty of water, three minutes in the microwave, *leave to cool*, three more minutes in the microwave, add coarse oats, leave overnight, heat, add salt, consume

Preparation time 12 hours

The groats break down better if they are heated twice


What exactly are groats? A specific grain/seed, or one of a number? (Sorry if this is answered somewhere above). I don't need an exhaustive description such as I can find by googling, just simply an idea of what to ask for - and where to buy it.

Sounds like a useful addition to give the porridge a bit of body and texture.

Oat groats are hulled grain available in various versions, there is a mill producing them near me, makes muesli too, one can smell the malt or honey or chocolate for miles around :wink:

You might find them in the cereals section in the food store, or baking ingredients or soup ingredients

Many other cereal products are available, PLF, porridge-like food is consumed in many countries
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Ray » 16 Nov 2018, 9:19pm

Thanks.
I'll ask around (doubt that Sainsburys, Safeway etc will sell them!), so maybe next time I come across a friendly miller? Or catch a whiff of those lovely smells you describe as I'm out on the bike . . .
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Nov 2018, 9:44pm

Wholefood stores have interesting grain products, one may experiment but porridge is best kept simple, just oats & groats, ticks all the boxes, simple, cheap, easy, healthy, tasty as noted already :wink:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 17 Nov 2018, 9:30am

Rolled oats of the large and muscular variety, brought slowly to near-boil in skimmed milk, with a large handful of dried berries chucked in. Left to cool and also to form the one-lump, which falls out of the pan as such and into the dish, where one carves off the large spoonful for shovelling into the hungry maw a half hour before heading out to batter the club-mates at the climbs and for the village signs, more or less jet-propelled by the lumpen-oat.

At the café, one may reinforce the breakfast porridge with a flapjack, as long as they haven't gone mad with the sugar when making it (many do). A scone or a toasted teacake is just not enough! Wholemeal toast with the bean and egg can work, especially at the jet-propulsion aspects, which may also keep others off one's wheel as the next village sign hoves into view.

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