Wednesday 4 September 2019

Scottish haute cuisine...

So which Highland village did I visit on Monday?

And in case more than one of my readers gets the right answer, here's a tie-break question concerning a perennially controversial issue.....

(Winter is on its way and we need to know!)


  1. we have no clue about porridge making, but we would like to try it once... is that carrbridge?

  2. We can't answer either question. Porridge around here is (traditional oats) zapped in the microwave for 90 seconds.....

  3. Hari OM
    Oh yes, that's Carrbridge alright... now - the porridge; my gran was an expert. She used to make a cauldron of it, then put it in the porridge drawer at the bottom of the aga (iron cooking range, for the uninitated). From that drawer, where it had solidfied, slices would be cut to put into the lunch boxes of the workers out in the fields. An alternative to bread.

    How did she make it, you are wondering. Two parts water to one part rolled oats and a pinch of salt for each part.

    If the porridge was to be eaten as breakfast (and therefore warm and still 'moveable'), it would be served with milk on the side and either a bowl of sugar or a bowl of salt according to the taste of the eater. Grandad would take a spoon of porridge, dip it in the bowl of milk first, then lay the back of the spoon on the salt and then SLURP...

    Thanks for triggering that memory, Berti lad. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Porridge is oatmeal here too and it's microwavable and comes in little packets, usually heavily flavored with lots artificial stuff if Mama is going to eat it. She will occasionally mix fresh berries in it to make it look healthy. BOL!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  5. We don't know where you are but that bridge behind you is very interesting. Porridge isn't something we have around here unless it's like the others have said and it comes out of a package that you add water to and zap in the microwave.

  6. We aren't sure where you are or what porridge is. Mom says it is like oatmeal, something she wishes so much she could like but she just can't get it to her lips:(

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. OUr mom used to eat a lot of oatmeal for breakfast when she was still working. sorry we do not know where you are Bertie!
    Mabel & Hilda

    Pee es
    We had no classes on Monday due to our Labor day holiday. Hilda starts another new class next week - Pre Sport Puppy Class!!

  8. A really nice one. The trendy way is to put it in a jar with liquid and other things in the fridge overnight. Lady's mom always did something on the stove top which Lady was clearly not attending to and has no idea.

  9. Scottish Highlands village of Carrbridge.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William

  10. Some of those porridge receipts call for whiskey ~ I guess that starts your day on a high note. Lee says she is going to try Heather Honey, Rooibos Tea and Atholl Brose Porridge that should keep her singing all day. Though the Lemon & Blueberry Porridge is the one she will really try.

  11. Dear Bertie,

    We do not know where you visited. Was it a good visit?

    Our person makes oatmeal in the microwave, which I think is the best way because it happens fast and so we can go out on our walk fast! But honestly we do not care how it is made because it tastes the same to us!

    Happy visiting!


  12. Mom makes oatmeal in the microwave too, then put sugar and raisins on it so it's not very healthy! And she doesn't share which is no fair but she's afraid the raisins or what's left of them will make us sick!

    Your friends Kiki and Rosie