Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Do you love porridge?

Yes I have it every day
23
35%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
3%
2-6 times a week
19
29%
Not more than once a week
9
14%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
11%
Only when visiting the grandparents
1
2%
No, I hate it
4
6%
Not tried it yet
0
No votes
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 66

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby landsurfer » 11 Dec 2017, 10:01pm

red milk .... water with a trace of milk ...lol .... nearly 0% fat.... nearly milk ... :lol:
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mnichols » 11 Dec 2017, 10:03pm

I have porridge every breakfast, and sometimes as a snack

Apparently savoury recipes are becoming more popular. Anyone recommend any?

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby LollyKat » 11 Dec 2017, 10:36pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:What is red milk please?

In the UK milk containers are colour coded like this:

Blue = 'Full-fat' milk (3.5% fat)
Green - semi-skimmed (1.5--1.8% fat)
Red = skimmed (less than 0.3% fat)

You can also get "Jersey" or "Channel Island" milk which is 5.5% fat - it used to be know as "gold top" from the colour of the bottle tops and for all I know still is. :)

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Pastychomper » 12 Dec 2017, 10:14am

Mick F wrote:We give objects names, and have done for many a long year. We have a long list ......... so don't ask!


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I once worked in a lab where most of the automata had names, including George, Tommy and Lord Lucan (the last one had been 'lost' for months after delivery). The tradition was started by one particular colleague, who also had five pet goldfish - named A, B, C, D, and E.

Back on topic, re savoury recipes - I don't know any officially, but I've been surprised a few times by how well porridge goes with mince and gravy.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Paulatic » 12 Dec 2017, 11:31am

British Cycling are promoting overnight oats,this morning, on Twitter.
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi ... T_OATS.pdf
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Dec 2017, 11:37am

Cyril Haearn wrote:[list=][/list]I have porridge every day at home, summer and winter, it is easy and quick to make, healthy cheap and tasty

I like it just with water and salt, in winter with yoghurt or rice pudding

Why do you love (or hate) porridge?

I have no position on porridge, as it were, but I am intrigued as to how one makes it with rice pud?

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Dec 2017, 11:40am

Bonefishblues wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:[list=][/list]I have porridge every day at home, summer and winter, it is easy and quick to make, healthy cheap and tasty

I like it just with water and salt, in winter with yoghurt or rice pudding

Why do you love (or hate) porridge?

I have no position on porridge, as it were, but I am intrigued as to how one makes it with rice pud?


The rice pudding is added after cooking, the porridge is too hot, ricepud cools it down
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Dec 2017, 11:41am

Ah, had grasped an alternative end of the stick - carbtastic, mate :D

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby ChrisButch » 12 Dec 2017, 12:42pm

Depends what you mean by porridge. For most people it means something made with rolled oats, which are a comparatively recent import from the U.S. Made in the traditional Scots way with oatmeal rather than rolled oats (or even better coarse ground oatmeal from somewhere like Golspie Mill) it's quite different - much greater depth of flavour, much more interesting texture. And of course it has to be made with a spurtle.
That old method has survived in Norway rather better than in Scotland. Some of the best I've ever had was served as a standard item in the copious breakfasts at DNT huts in the Norwegian mountains.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby LollyKat » 12 Dec 2017, 12:47pm

^ This.

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Mick F » 12 Dec 2017, 1:00pm

I must say, that we had porridge at home as a kid, and Mum, Dad, and Big Sis all enjoyed it. This is going back to the 1950s and it was oatmeal. Dad used to like a little salt on his IIRC.

As an adult, I've tried rolled oats porridge, and TBH, it's not as bad as oatmeal. Oatmeal porridge was ..... and still is ....... yukky.
Rolled oats porridge is still yukky, but not as yukky as oatmeal porridge.
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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby LollyKat » 12 Dec 2017, 10:59pm

Nope - oatmeal porridge is the best. Rolled oats porridge is yukky!!

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mercalia » 13 Dec 2017, 1:18pm

useful as a glue substitute :wink:

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby mnichols » 13 Dec 2017, 8:45pm

Anyone have savoury porridge, I.e., with vegetables or similar? Could be a quick, easy, healthy midday meal option. I’ve heard it’s becoming more popular

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Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Dec 2017, 8:52pm

mnichols wrote:Anyone have savoury porridge, I.e., with vegetables or similar? Could be a quick, easy, healthy midday meal option. I’ve heard it’s becoming more popular


My lentil soup was too thin once so I added porridge to it
I make lentil soup from scratch with lots of vegs, takes an hour, keeps a couple of days and can be warmed up in the microwave
I always include oats in soup for variety of nutrient types
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