24th World Porridge Making Championship 2017

24th World Porridge Making Championship 2017 We are delighted to announce that entries are officially open for the 24th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship taking place in Carrbridge, Scotland on 7th October 2017. Every year we welcome oatmeal enthusiasts, professional chefs, health gurus and foodies from across the globe to the event to…

Everest Worthy Loaded Camping Porridge Recipe

Everest Worthy Loaded Camping Porridge Recipe When you’re spending in excess of eight hours a day hiking up a mountain the importance of powering your body with kick ass fuel is critical. There’s no denying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this age old mantra has never been more relevant…

Bowl of porridge £10.50 ?

The Darwin Brasserie at the new Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street, London is now offering a range of ‘posh’ organic porridge.  “create a bespoke bowl of glorious goodness”. Their cheapest bowl of porridge starts at £6.50 and includes a topping of apple and Brazil nuts. Pay  £10.50 and you can add Kiwi, Mango and other…

Savoury Porridge – does it do it for you?

Over the weekend I sat down with my customary cup of Sunday morning coffee and a steaming bowl of fresh porridge, drizzled with honey and scattered with raspberries. With a bit of jazz on the Spotify to make the mood complete I then decide to do my weekly online trawl of the Sunday papers. It…

Chill out this summer with Porridge Ice Cream

Our friends north of the border have come up with a world first, combining our beloved porridge with perhaps our second-most favourite thing; ice cream. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore worked with Buckie-based ice cream producer Simpsons in combining porridge with ice cream. So far they’ve come up with three flavours; fruity, butterscotch and…

Pink Porridge – What do you think?

We came across this summery-looking concoction this week over at The Huffington Post. It’s a pink porridge courtesy of Holly Bell – a Great British Bake off finalist back in 2011. Holly’s yummy looking recipe is one she serves up for her third son and looks like a delicious way to start the day to us….

Give your immune system a boost with this porridge recipe

This immune-boosting porridge recipe from Honestly Healthy Cleanse by Natasha Corrett will kick your day off perfectly. Packed full of your usual porridge favourites as well as the trendy toppings of chia seeds and baobab fruit powder it’s guaranteed to get you started. Natasha Corrett says: This porridge is bursting with goodness – the cinnamon and…

Banana & Cinnamon Porridge Ummmmmmm

Add some spice to your Christmas Porridge with some cinnamon. This recipe camf from: zeenews.india.com Ingredients:  Milk–3 cups Rolled oats–1 1/2 cups Salt Brown sugar–1 1/2 tablespoons 2 bananas 1 teaspoon cinnamon Method:  Boil the milk on simmer and mix rolled oats with salt in it. Stir the mixture until the porridge thickens. Then, take…

Porridge is big business

Aimia Foods in America has announced a 13% increase in turnover after agreeing a ‘Porridge Deal’ to produce porridge for a blue chip client. Aimia Foods said ” as a result of the profit growth it had invested £1.4m in its production facilities in particular to support the new porridge lines and upgrade its plenty…

Porridge Cocktail

Any Porridge Club members out there who also like a cocktail? Well now you can combine the two, check out this article London Evening Standard website on ‘Wild Otas Flip and Foxlow’. The drink includes: 40ml Chivas Regal 12 year old, 10ml Wray & Nephew, 25ml Porridge Syrup, and a whole egg. Give it a…

Porridge Club Numbers Soar in Recession

Article on the Irish Independant website about Porridge Popularity as the Irish tuck into three million bowls of porridge a week. http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/porridge-has-been-breakfast-of-choice-since-recession-hit-2982554.html ”IT’S the breakfast of choice for Arctic explorers, Nasa astronauts and international supermodels — and now it seems that porridge has become the official breakfast cereal of recession Ireland. Porridge sales traditionally see…

Porridge marks the start of the Chinese New Year

Check out this great article on porridge in China: PETALING JAYA: The distribution of “Laba Zhou” on the eighth day of the final month on the lunar calendar marks the start to the Chinese New Year, a tradition that started during the Han Dynasty. Chempaka Buddhist Lodge staff and volunteers serve the special porridge to…

Sergeant wins top Porridge Award

An army cook has won the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Carrbridge, Strathspey. ”Sergeant Coleen Hayward MacLeod, originally from Stornoway, Western Isles, has served in the armed forces for 18 years. She is in charge of making porridge on a daily basis for up to 400 troops from the 1st Royal Irish Regiment…

$10-million for child porridge club

Back in the 1970s, researchers ran a trial that gave hundreds of children in Guatemala a porridge like drink called atole. Unfortunately results only proved that their was only a modest impact. However 25 years later it is a very different story as a new team of researches returned to find that that it had made…

Not enough rain for our porridge ?

Farmer Richard Styles in Suffolk has just written an article on www.eadt.co.uk about how the lack of rain could effect his porridge yields. ”Well next year I hope to feed roughly about 14,027 folk every day, seven days a week with a healthy bowl of porridge with my oat crop. If my yields are down 50% then about…