I've been getting all creative with the Love Food Hate Waste theme, which means everyone benefits!
Well those in the office benefited from banana bread offerings, and you lovely readers can benefit from a bit of poetry.
It's important that we all make the most of the food we've got, because no-one likes throwing food in the bin, down the drain or out to the birds - not when its you that was intended to eat it!
And if we can pass on the benefits, then everyone's benefits grow!
We're looking for some local Food Champions to spread the Love Food Hate Waste messages into their schools, community groups and colleges, workplaces and working men's clubs... anywhere really! So here's some verse to inspire you (hopefully!)
A poem about Food:
We post a lot on Love Food Hate Waste,
Because we think it's Really Great,
So now we think it's time to share,
Not just on here, but EVERYWHERE
There's money savings, help and tips,
Not to be secret, so let it slip -
To neighbours, friends, to mums & dads,
To get some help will make them glad
Recipes and FAQs,
not just for me, but you, and you
and everyone that we can tell
so the ranks of Food Lovers swell
Put up a poster, send round a card,
With a recipe on it – it’s not hard
To be a Food Lover just means you hate waste,
And want to give everyone a taste
Of £50 a month that could be saved
And CO2 gas effects that can be waived
So give some advice and egg someone on,
You too can be a Champion!
If you liked our poem and feel like making a difference in your community, follow the link to find out more about being a local Love Food Champion!
http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/recycling-rubbish-waste/love-food-hate-waste/local-love-food-champions/ Love Food Hate Waste - Community
Those keen to have a go at tackling blackened bananas, here's a recipe for Banana Loaf:
8oz plain flour
4oz margarine/ butter
2 tsps baking powder
4oz soft light brown sugar
1 sp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
|My bananas before starting out (Fairtrade of course!)|
|Mushy bananas can have other bananas added in too|
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºc
2. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
3. Cream together the sugar and margarine.
4. Beat in the eggs.
5. Add flour, spices and baking powder. Mix through.
6. Mash the bananas using a fork then add to the main mixture.7. Put mixture into the tin and bake for 50minutes
|The mixture doesn't look particularly appetising either!|
|Beautiful banana loaf!|