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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #9 on: Monday 16 November 15 16:48 GMT (UK) »
Please please, no more stories - funny as they are - does anyone have an authentic first  hand experience of a porridge drawer ?

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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #10 on: Monday 16 November 15 17:10 GMT (UK) »
I don't have any authentic proof either.  However, my common sense tells me that in years long past porridge would certainly have been made, and most probably kept from one meal to another in order to save fuel.  In that case, at that time, it would have been kept in wooden receptacles of one kind or another, whether bowls, or drawer shaped - possibly in the drawer to keep it away from rodents. 


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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #11 on: Monday 16 November 15 17:21 GMT (UK) »
I seem to remember my Mum talking about her father using a porridge drawer. I will need to ask her and confirm if I have remembered correctly.
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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #12 on: Monday 16 November 15 17:35 GMT (UK) »
I use my "porridge drawer" as a sex aid.


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« Reply #13 on: Monday 16 November 15 17:37 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 10:24 GMT (UK) »
"Fur coat & nae drawers" mebbes!

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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 12:21 GMT (UK) »

"Fur coat & nae drawers" mebbes! That's what we call people who live in Morningside (posh part of Edinburgh) Skoosh.

Seriously , my childhood friend (we are still best pals 50 odd years on) her dad came from Caithness and was born in 1900 and I remember him telling us about the "porridge Drawer" - we were totally disgusted :) :)

Also, he mentioned "cruddie" which I think was a form of thick sour milk probably a forerunner of yoghart ;D ;D

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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 12:36 GMT (UK) »
Dorrie,

That would be "Crowdie" a cheese very similar to what is named today as "Cottage" cheese.
My grannie used to make it along with butter which was patted into balls with little wooden vessels like small bats with small ridges.

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Re: Porridge Drawer
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 13:28 GMT (UK) »
Used to get crowdie as a wean, hopefully not strained in an auld perra "drawers!"

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