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Old 14.01.2010, 00:25
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Re: Oatso Simple

About this "oat gourmand" business...

I really miss the convenience of quick and dirty Quaker packets - particularly the Maple & Brown Sugar flavor.

However, my mother was rather thrifty when I was young so we always had a huge canister of Quaker Old Fashioned oats in the house. It was a good, hearty and healthy way to feed 5 kids. (I'm sure it still is.)

The secret to having creamy vs not-so-creamy oats is when you introduce them to the water. Mom likes her oats creamy and gooey, she puts oats and cold water on at the same time. I like my oats a bit less slimy and so boil the water first and then add the oats.
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Old 14.01.2010, 10:48
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Re: Oatso Simple

Well, this porridge groove had me putting chili in last night's pot. This morning after breakfast I am very awake. Hoooo Ha. Highly recommended. Add freshly sliced ginger to lemon juice and honey and there's the perfect tea alongside. This healthy lark ain't half bad...
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old fashioned (large) porridge oats

New at Coop in red soft bag - large porridge oats (not the normal tiny Swiss oats that turn into concrete when cooked). Great news for all those trying to follow a low GI (glycemic index) to control blood sugar.
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Old 21.01.2011, 13:14
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

Brilliant - I love porridge but hate those bitty Swiss oats......
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Old 21.01.2011, 13:59
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

Do they actually make good porridge though as it would be great if they did? Even if you soak the stuff you get here overnight it tastes like porridge but has the texture of something gritters put out. I tried making rolled oat and honey bread with the local stuff and that turned out like the stuff they put in playgrounds.... so here's hoping
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

Question of taste. The texture is very different. I mix one pack of large oats to a pack of small (Swiss) ones - and it works great for me.
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

Fantastic. I'll give that a try. Hubby's diabetic so porridge is good for him but he hates the gritty swiss stuff.

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Question of taste. The texture is very different. I mix one pack of large oats to a pack of small (Swiss) ones - and it works great for me.
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

also oat bran in both Migros and Coop Hafer Kleie
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

Large porridge oats? The larger the oats, the bigger the f ... !!!
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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

In Basel, the MIgros stores have two different types of rolled oats. One seems to nee an overnight soak, or at least to be left simmering for 10 minutes. The other, whcih sells at 1.9CHF per kilo, is ready almost as soon as it boils (pot on the stove) or after 2 minutes on high in the microwave.
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Scotch/Irish Oats in CH?

Just got back home after a very short orientation trip to CH. The muesli was excellent! However, my wife and I enjoy a hot bowl of cracked oatmeal cereal in the mornings too. Is this available over there? Presently, we buy ours in the bulk section of the grocery store, a kilo at a time.

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  • do certain grocery stores sell items like this in bulk bins in CH
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Old 07.02.2011, 17:48
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Re: Scotch/Irish Oats in CH?

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Just got back home after a very short orientation trip to CH. The muesli was excellent! However, my wife and I enjoy a hot bowl of cracked oatmeal cereal in the mornings too. Is this available over there? Presently, we buy ours in the bulk section of the grocery store, a kilo at a time.

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  • are scotch oats available over there?
  • do certain grocery stores sell items like this in bulk bins in CH
From the research I have done, the answer would be NO. At least not in the regular food stores.

They are also NOT to be confused with "steel cut" oats which are slightly different (see post below).

They can be purchased via the Brit shop but the pricing will be different from what you a paying in a bulk section of a UK food store.

Link: http://www.britshop.ch/__product/69/...ts-Porage-Oats

You might want to stock up on your visits home or when friends come to visit.

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They [i.e. Scotch oats] are also called "steel cut" oats.
Not that I really trust Wikipedia in any matter, but here's their two cents: "Scottish oats or Scottish oatmeal are sometimes confused with steel-cut oats. Scottish oats are steamed steel-cut oats that are then ground by stones into an oat meal" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel-cut_oats] .
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Can anybody tell me why my post regarding Scotch/Irish oats was arbitrarily moved to this thread??

Mr Moderator: Scotch/Irish oats have absolutely nothing to do with old fashioned porridge oats. They are two completely different animals!!!
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Mr Moderator: Scotch/Irish oats have absolutely nothing to do with old fashioned porridge oats. They are two completely different animals!!!
Oh, dearie, dearie me

Read and learn, I'd suggest


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Can anybody tell me why my post regarding Scotch/Irish oats was arbitrarily moved to this thread??

Mr Moderator: Scotch/Irish oats have absolutely nothing to do with old fashioned porridge oats. They are two completely different animals!!!
The temerity of it eh

Imagine mods not wanting threads on such a diverse topic as oats cropping up everywhere but putting them all in one place... truly unjust

I'm off to start a thread about Cranachan now

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Re: Moved my post?? !!

I understand Langstrasse is the usual place for the acquisition of oats.

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Imagine mods not want threads on such a diverse topic as oats cropping up everywhere but putting them all in one place... truly unjust

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Re: old fashioned (large) porridge oats

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In Basel, the MIgros stores have two different types of rolled oats. One seems to nee an overnight soak, or at least to be left simmering for 10 minutes. The other, whcih sells at 1.9CHF per kilo, is ready almost as soon as it boils (pot on the stove) or after 2 minutes on high in the microwave.
Mine just appear outside my front door.
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Imagine mods not wanting threads on such a diverse topic as oats cropping up everywhere but putting them all in one place... truly unjust
Yes, I suppose that you are right. Following this logic, all posts having even the remotest relationship to, say, furniture, should be moved to one thread. In this manner, members who might have an answer to a posted question about swiss furniture polish would have to wade though pages and pages of posts containing such diverse content such as "where to buy a bar stool", "Fritz the Carpenter", "my Ikea couch sucks", "how does one say 'furniture' in Swiss German?" and so on

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Cracked oatmeal (ie Steel-cut oats, Irish Oats, Scotch Oats) is the same thing to old fashioned porridge oats as a horseshoe is to a sandal
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Cracked oatmeal (ie Steel-cut oats, Irish Oats, Scotch Oats) is the same thing to old fashioned porridge oats as a horseshoe is to a sandal
Clearly not everyone is an "oat" expert, such as you.

Similarly, not everyone wants to be the oat expert you are.

The flip side is that you have educated us that there are different oats and woe-betide anyone who confuses the different varieties.

On a positive note, by having one thread, anyone looking for oats - possibly the new "brown sugar" - will now know about the different varieties on offer.

On another note, relax. This is not an "oat" forum. The difference to 99% of users will be immaterial. Maybe on a specialist forum it would be important, however here, it is not.

If you still feel aggrieved, why not volunteer to become a mod, so that you can ensure that all the posts are correctly moderated during your free time? I believe that it is an open application that anyone can apply for.

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