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 DNC123 » 8 Nov 2019, 7:12am

Just had mine. Very nice.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby ambodach » 9 Nov 2019, 2:21pm

There is no need to soak oatmeal overnight. Better just used as is when it has a better texture. Just a pinch of salt needed but have got by without any and certainly no horrors like sugar or other additives. Just eat with milk which is best creamy but again have managed ok when there was none available.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mercalia » 11 Nov 2019, 2:13pm

I had some porridge left over so thought I would try my visiting squirrel on it. It seemed to like it gobbling some of it down

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mike Sales » 11 Nov 2019, 2:23pm

mercalia wrote:I had some porridge left over so thought I would try my visiting squirrel on it. It seemed to like it gobbling some of it down


I had a cat which liked porridge. She came running when she heard me scrape the pan.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Nov 2019, 7:06am

Even with just oats and water there are so many different ways to make porridge
I use coarse oats, a bit of fine oats, a bit of oatmeal, not too much water
No need to make it the night before but it does need to be stirred
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Spinners » 12 Nov 2019, 7:44am

I've recently fallen under the spell of this glutenous delight. I don't weigh or measure apart from using a small tumbler with a 2:5 ratio of porridge to whole milk and a spoonful of honey - all cooked on the hob (lowest gas on the smallest ring) for about 25 minutes. Very filling.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby paulipedia » 23 Jan 2020, 1:37pm

I'm still waiting for winter

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby tmac100 » 25 Jan 2020, 7:46am

Made some last night. Oatmeal, some peanuts, 2 chopped apricots and some golden raisins. Hot water ( ok it was boiling) and on the hot stove element with residual heat on the turned-off element. Stirred until boiling stopped, then left it. An hour later I added more boiling water later (too thick).

This morning I put 1/3 cup in a bowl then microwaved it for 60 sec. Yogurt, some Ayran and a ripe "lady finger". Yummy! 3 hours later my blood sugar was great! Oatmeal works for this Type 1 diabetic - I just exercise portion control ...

Thd rest is in the 'fridge for tomorrow.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jan 2020, 8:28am

One imagines Robert Burns liked porridge, he was born on 25.1.1759

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it.
But we hae meat and we can eat,
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Vorpal » 25 Jan 2020, 12:46pm

Porridge for breakfast today, made in half water & half milk, served with a generous lump of butter & maple syrup. 8)
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby tmac100 » 26 Jan 2020, 1:14pm

Vorpal wrote:Porridge for breakfast today, made in half water & half milk, served with a generous lump of butter & maple syrup. 8)

The porridge with some maple syrup sounds like what a Type 1 needs after bicycling for "a while". Good any time of day. :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby windmiller » 28 Jan 2020, 11:15pm

I ate porridge in most of incarnations almost every day for 3 years.
The one positive effect of this was weight loss, probably induced by the slightly nauseous brick balloon sensation it often left behind after consumption. I don't miss having the bowel habits of a python either. This was likely caused by forgetting to drink extra fluids - because too much soluble fibre such as scoffing oats everyday really dries out the intestines.
In my opinion it's only fit for Jeremy Corbyn who thinks he can subdue the Proletariat with it, feeding those on death row and building Hobbit houses.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 29 Jan 2020, 8:54am

windmiller wrote:I ate porridge in most of incarnations almost every day for 3 years.
The one positive effect of this was weight loss, probably induced by the slightly nauseous brick balloon sensation it often left behind after consumption. I don't miss having the bowel habits of a python either. This was likely caused by forgetting to drink extra fluids - because too much soluble fibre such as scoffing oats everyday really dries out the intestines.
In my opinion it's only fit for Jeremy Corbyn who thinks he can subdue the Proletariat with it, feeding those on death row and building Hobbit houses.


Ah ha! The mystery of your irascible conduct is solved: insufficient porridge; porridge consumed in an incorrect manner.

On the other hand, there could be other factors causing your queer views and all those jaundiced remarks. To test the possibility, why not eat more and regular porridge prepared well and consumed in the proper manner? If you suddenly discover that your list of good and bad things has flip-flopped, you will know that it was only your inadequate porridge-poor diet at fault.

So .... rolled oat or even the pin stuff, mixed with good quality cow-juice and plenty of aggregate in the form of chopped mixed nut, dried froot and even your toenail clippings. Wash it down with proper coffee made from the bean rather than got from the papfud shop in the form of dried cowclap.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby windmiller » 29 Jan 2020, 10:50pm

Cugel wrote:
windmiller wrote:I ate porridge in most of incarnations almost every day for 3 years.
The one positive effect of this was weight loss, probably induced by the slightly nauseous brick balloon sensation it often left behind after consumption. I don't miss having the bowel habits of a python either. This was likely caused by forgetting to drink extra fluids - because too much soluble fibre such as scoffing oats everyday really dries out the intestines.
In my opinion it's only fit for Jeremy Corbyn who thinks he can subdue the Proletariat with it, feeding those on death row and building Hobbit houses.


Ah ha! The mystery of your irascible conduct is solved: insufficient porridge; porridge consumed in an incorrect manner.

On the other hand, there could be other factors causing your queer views and all those jaundiced remarks. To test the possibility, why not eat more and regular porridge prepared well and consumed in the proper manner? If you suddenly discover that your list of good and bad things has flip-flopped, you will know that it was only your inadequate porridge-poor diet at fault.

So .... rolled oat or even the pin stuff, mixed with good quality cow-juice and plenty of aggregate in the form of chopped mixed nut, dried froot and even your toenail clippings. Wash it down with proper coffee made from the bean rather than got from the papfud shop in the form of dried cowclap.

Cugel, amateur dietician 5th class.


Perhaps you are Obadiah the hermit who regularly sprinkles liberal amounts of dried Russula emetica on his porridge, if so this would explain much about you.

Now be a good chap and scamper off - before I inform Van helsing that you inhabit the caves of this forum.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cugel » 29 Jan 2020, 11:12pm

windmiller wrote:
Cugel wrote:
windmiller wrote:I ate porridge in most of incarnations almost every day for 3 years.
The one positive effect of this was weight loss, probably induced by the slightly nauseous brick balloon sensation it often left behind after consumption. I don't miss having the bowel habits of a python either. This was likely caused by forgetting to drink extra fluids - because too much soluble fibre such as scoffing oats everyday really dries out the intestines.
In my opinion it's only fit for Jeremy Corbyn who thinks he can subdue the Proletariat with it, feeding those on death row and building Hobbit houses.


Ah ha! The mystery of your irascible conduct is solved: insufficient porridge; porridge consumed in an incorrect manner.

On the other hand, there could be other factors causing your queer views and all those jaundiced remarks. To test the possibility, why not eat more and regular porridge prepared well and consumed in the proper manner? If you suddenly discover that your list of good and bad things has flip-flopped, you will know that it was only your inadequate porridge-poor diet at fault.

So .... rolled oat or even the pin stuff, mixed with good quality cow-juice and plenty of aggregate in the form of chopped mixed nut, dried froot and even your toenail clippings. Wash it down with proper coffee made from the bean rather than got from the papfud shop in the form of dried cowclap.

Cugel, amateur dietician 5th class.


Perhaps you are Obadiah the hermit who regularly sprinkles liberal amounts of dried Russula emetica on your porridge, if so this would explain much about you.

Now be a good chap and scamper off - before I inform Van helsing that you inhabit the caves of this forum.
.


There are East European nations wherein russula emetica serves to provide the pepper. This is why many of them are a bit mad. Well .... it might be that they're confusing the RE with fly agaric.

Generally I find that plenty of roughage is a great reliever of the mental stresses and the associated compulsion to emit intemperate bursts of speech at all and sundry whilst waving ones arms about wildly. ("Windmilling", I believe it's called). The intemperations go the other way, following a series of borborgym. Out goes an eructation to rearward, where no one need be caught in the blast.

Mind, the collies often leave the room, as they are down there below, reclining on their sheepskins, which is the closest they get to a sheep.

Anyroadup, why not have a big bowl of porridge for breakfast tomorrow morn? Try keeping it in its place by following up with a large and juicy kipper. I had one just this morning myself, with a large an succulent roast tomato. I enjoyed it for some hours, as it resisted my savage digestive process.

Cugel, planning two soft boiled eggs with soldiers tomorrow morning.