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Free Porridge

  • Posted by alex
  • 10 May 2013
  • Dorset Cereals Porridge

Our Porridge tees have been making a bit of a stir (sorry) amongst breakfast enthusiasts. In fact it's our best-selling tee of the year.

Our friends at Dorset Cereals love it too and have given us a few boxes of their porridge to give away for you oat lovers.

So, for a lucky few who order a Porridge tee this weekend, we'll be putting a box of their tasty porridge in with your t-shirt.

As always, first come, first served.

Update: We're all out of Porridge now.

Men's Porridge T-Shirt >
Women's Porridge T-Shirt >

howies Porridge organi cotton t-shirts

Rest Less Recipe

  • Posted by alex
  • 4 May 2012

There's nothing quite like real food to keep you going when out doing something challenging. Especially at 3am, when your stomach's raw and another energy bar, shot, gel or gram of raw sugar could not be further from your mind.

That's why we asked Laura to make us a few things for the Rest Less ride. Nothing beats home made food to keep you fueled for adventure.

Packed full of Brazil nuts, Almonds and oats for natural energy,
this flap jack got tired bodies and minds across the country.

Chunky Chocolate Nut Flapjacks

200g Oats
30g Desiccated coconut
160g Butter
50g Light muscovado sugar
4 tbsp Golden syrup
100g Brazil nuts, cut into large chunks
50g Almonds, cut into large chunks
85g Good quality dark chocolate, cut into large chunks

* Grease and line tin.
* Mix together oats and coconut.
* Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan, until sugar has dissolved.
* Stir mixture in with the oats and coconut.
* Spoon into tin and press down evenly.
* Scatter over the nuts and chocolate pieces.
* Bake at 180°C / Gas 4, for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown.

Unlike your usual energy food, we don't have a list of calories, grams of protein, carbs or how many GI's - but on a scale of edible to delicious, we'd say it's excellent.

Recipe: Laura Elsaesser


  • Posted by alex
  • 5 April 2012

With 100% more weekend on offer as of now, we've been thinking of a few ways to spend the extra days while we're not at our desks.

After a quick poll in the office, these were the top suggestions. We'd like to hear yours.

Have a great weekend. Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy it.

1. Run in the woods

2. Fix up your bike

3. Get lost somewhere new

4. Read a book

5. Eat outside

6. Skinny dip

7. Go sledging (do not leave the country)

8. Make wild garlic soup

9. Take to the water

10. Make a paper hat for a fly*
(*sadly, this fly was dead when we found it...)

Beach to Border

  • Posted by ade
  • 20 June 2011

Rob Penn came to cardigan a couple of weeks ago to ride from Cardigan to the Hay Festival to talk about his book.

I was too busy to go all the way, but had a great ride through the lanes here to a pub at the end of the day.

His mantra of slow, back lane, no traffic, laughter, lying in hedge rows, eat well and earning your beer was exactly what it was.

He wrote about it in the Observer yesterday. Have a read here.

Below are the shots that sum the day up for me.

Learning by Doh-ing

  • Posted by hollie
  • 8 June 2011

A couple of weeks ago we blogged all about Doh Boy and his mission (along with the good people at LITF) to spread the 'real bread' message throughout national breadmakers' week.

Thanks to everyone who got involved, here's a write up of the week's events and a look into all the hard work that the guys put in to make it happen.

Doh boy thanks you all.

Atten-shun troops.

This is the most important Doh Boy Army Mission of Real Bread Maker Week 2011.

One in ten children starting primary school in Britain are now regarded as alarmingly overweight, and parents could soon begin to outlive their children because of this epidemic of obesity afflicting the younger generation…that's crazy.

So in the words of George Benson: "The children are our future, teach them well and let them show the way…"


Make real bread with your children or a young family member:

http://www.howies.co.uk/dohboy/recipe.php ** please note though that you should only use 20g salt...not the 30g stated....bad doh boy!


Your kitchen.

Date & Time:

14–15 May 2011.

...Good luck...!

For today's Final Mission, Doh Boy joined Sarah Galloway and Laura Gallagher from the Lost in the Forest Institute (http://www.litfi.ac) and baker Aurelia Doyotte for a Real Bread Making Class with a lively class of Year 5 pupils at Greenside Primary School in Droylsden, Manchester.

Be sure to email your results too - [email protected] or even pop them up on our facebook page


I've had reports that yesterday's Doh Boy picnic in Bristol was a big hit, here are some photos that Stuart at Thoughtful sent over to us - see if you can spot yourself!

nice one guys.

Doh Boy picnic reminder

  • Posted by hollie
  • 12 May 2011

We just received a mission reminder from Doh Boy:

Atten-shun, Doh Doy Army...

Don’t forget, the first 150 civilians who make it to Queens Square, Bristol from 12 noon onwards will receive a real bread sandwich and innocent smoothie.


we've just had this picture through from stuart at thoughtful of the first people enjoying the picnic

nom nom nom!

Doh Boy Army: Mission #2

  • Posted by hollie
  • 11 May 2011

Good morning troops

Here is your second Real Bread Maker Week Mission…


Tell someone you know about the Doh Boy Picnic...use this hashtag: #DohBoyPicnic


Queens Square, Bristol.

Date & Time:

12-2, Thursday 12 May 2011...that's tomorrow.

There will be a FREE real bread sandwich (made by Bristol's very own FRISKA http://www.friskafood.com) and an innocent smoothie (supplied by the kind folks at innocent http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk) for the first 150 civilians who attend.

Over and out.


An update to yesterday's Mission #1 - David & James sent these photos in last night of their Dohboys successfully guarding supermarket bread - good work guys!

...oh the irony!

Doh Boy Army: Mission #1

  • Posted by hollie
  • 10 May 2011

Atten-shun Doh Boys!

All this week we'll be celebrating Real Bread Makers week, and every day Doh Boy (with the help of the good folks at thoughtful) will use the howies blog to task the DB-army to help spread the good word.

We've just received today's instructions from the man himself:-

"Doh Boys.

Your first mission is to stand guard and make sure no-one eats any supermarket bread this week…

tell them to make, try or buy some real, fat free bread.

Download the PDF and wear your Real Bread Day uniform with pride.

Take a picture of yourself guarding the bread and send it in to the guys at howies - [email protected]

…you lovely boys"

So there we have it, go spread the word

If you fancy making something a little bit more daring than a white loaf then here's the River Cottage's recipe for Perfect Brown Bread - sounds gooooood.

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