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Porridge anybody?
Wed 30-Nov-11
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I used to like it similar to sansho as a child, making the porridge island on a sea of milk, but I progressed toevap milk instead of plain milk top. Nowadays I quite like it rather salty and plain, half milk/half water.

yes, worrying about where she is?

Thu 1-Dec-11
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I read recently it was good to let the porridge oats soak before cooking them and so I did this morning, only I make mine with milk and the cat decided to help herself to the milk flaming_noraroll_eyes

I guess there is not much more we can do but welcome Sansho back with open arms when she reappears eeek

Thu 1-Dec-11
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the chickens love porridge toobig_laugh

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Thu 1-Dec-11
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I like mine made with jumbo oats and lots of water. I add dried fruit and nuts or seeds, cook and then leave to stand over night. In that time it soaks up the water and is lovely and thick.

Thu 1-Dec-11
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Thinking about it one of my Aunties in Ireland who had a large family used to make it in a massive black enamel pan overnight on the range cooker so it was ready to feed the family in the morning. I can't remember how she did it but I know when I stayed there during the holidays if we older ones had been out for the evening and came in late we often raided the porridge as part of the midnight feast and it was absolutely scrummy. She is still the most wonderful woman I have ever known and to her eternal credit never had a go at us for nicking the breakfast.

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Thu 1-Dec-11
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I remember porridge islands as a kiddie made with the cream off the top of the milk to act as the "water". Was the days before central heating and in the deep midwinter mum used to have to put the gas hobs on to heat the kitchen up a bit.. and hot milk on cornflakes with a bit of sugar!!... i_am_hungry  mmmmm... those where the days!

We used to use the oats with the bloke in the kilt as well but nowadays it's cheap and cheerful for me. I make my porridge like my mum did, just water and a bit of salt, cooking it for about 5 mins until nice and creamy  then bung in ganulated sugar on the top and stir in.  Sometimes I go a bit posh and use my cinnamon or vanilla sugar. Madly one of the cats LOVE it when I make porridge and have to make her a mini bowl.  I have told her she is a cat and shouldn't be eating it but does she listen?  maybe mice taste like porridge?!

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maybe that is why my little kitten decided to try my porridge this morning! Grrrrr!

Thu 1-Dec-11
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my cats also love porridge, they will clean the saucepan for me if I don't put it out of reach!

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Wow, porridge eating kitties surprised I thought milk was bad for felines. My vet used to tell me off for giving it to my moggy, he said they couldn't digest it and it gives them the squits runaway Maybe the oats binds them up big_laugh

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Thu 1-Dec-11
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AHA!  So Marmite the kitty isn't alone in her porridge eating fetish.. maybe it's spread throughout the kitty world?!   cat  Will have to make some tomorrow for breakie and see if badger the smallest kitten in the world will like it as well.

I don't make mine with milk (find it too creamy if that makes any sense) as find my porridge lovely and creamy tasting without it.

mmm.. porridge.....

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all 4 of mine love milk and always have, they also love fruit cake, the youngest will help herself if she can

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We had a cat once called Bovril, son of Marmite!

Some cats are lactose intolerant and we have never given our kittens milk, but it doesn't seem to have had an effect so far on our little ones digestion after her pinching the milk from my porridge yesterday.doh

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I love cat names! Mine are Muffin, Suki, Lola and Humbug. Humbug is a brown marbled and looks like her name, the vet was very amused when I had to explain the name was a bon bon!

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wave I've had three cats in my time. The first was actually my Dad's and I had to take her when Dad died.  She was called Chippie.  Then I got one of my own, called Scampi.  She had kittens and I kept one and called her Kipper.  Talk about fish and chips!!  big_laugh

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I didn't plan this, but all my cats have had names beginning with M. Margo (Moggy for short), Miss Marple, Macadam (black with a white stripe down the middle and cat's eyes), Minuit, Minou, and now Monsieur Mystère (he was called Mister Man when we adopted him but I decided this was not sufficiently dignified or French).

Most of my previous cats didn't like milk, but the Mystery Man does, so he always has his own little bowl when we have cereal for breakfast. Haven't noticed it causing any digestive problems. I think cats generally know what's good for them to eat.

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