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Oatmeal

£15.00

Scottish parritch (porridge) is synonymous with our country and has been for many a century. Since late medieval times oats have been part of the Scot’s staple diet.  With it’s many traditions and superstitions this oaty concoction….. Scottish porridge should be made stirred with a wooden stick (known a Spurtle).  It should always be stirred clockwise with your right hand and should be eaten from a wooden bowl whilst standing up. In times gone by, porridge would be cooked up in a big pot then poured into ‘drawers’ and allowed to cool, then sliced so it could be eaten throught the day.  It could be said the Scots and our porridge invented the first take away meal!!.  If you disagree ‘save yer breath tae cool yer parritch’ (hold your tongue or simply say nothing)

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Quotes

 ‘The halesome parritch, chief o’ Scotia’s food’ – Robert Burns

“Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” — Samuel Johnson

why is there no monument to porridge in our land?  It’s good enough to eat, it’s good enough to stand” – Spike Milligan

Introduction and History

Scottish parritch (porridge) is synonymous with our country and has been for many a century. Since late medieval times oats have been part of the Scot’s staple diet.  With it’s many traditions and superstitions this oaty concoction….. Scottish porridge should be made stirred with a wooden stick (known a Spurtle).  It should always be stirred clockwise with your right hand and should be eaten from a wooden bowl whilst standing up. In times gone by, porridge would be cooked up in a big pot then poured into ‘drawers’ and allowed to cool, then sliced so it could be eaten throught the day.  It could be said the Scots and our porridge invented the first take away meal!!.  If you disagree ‘save yer breath tae cool yer parritch’ (hold your tongue or simply say nothing)

Captured within this  Wee Piece of Scotland bottle is a hand selected  oat stalk with it’s tell-tale dangling husks, together with the raw oat groats which eventually would be milled to form the oats we commonly buy to make our porridge.

Content.

  • Glass bottle with oat stalk and husks, together with raw Scottish oat groats… and the desire for a bowl of porridge.(bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)
  • Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.
  • Each bottle comes in a luxury white gift box and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.

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