Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New year's solutions!

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! Love Food Hate Waste - Community

Those keen to have a go at tackling blackened bananas, here's a recipe for Banana Loaf:
8oz bananas
8oz plain flour
4oz margarine/ butter
2 eggs
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 180Âșc
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!


  1. Love your poem!! :-) What a great idea to share recipes as a way to help people reduce food waste ... especially recipes like the one you shared which uses something that folks often toss. Brilliant! :-)

  2. Hey from the meet and greet- although I think we might have met before ;)

    Loving your banana bread recipe; those pesky bananas are one of the things that go off quickly in our house too although we've just starting storing them in a filing cabinet in an out building and they seem to keep for ages!

    Rae aka Mrs Green

  3. @smallfootprints We're going to try to share recipes more often, following a quick survey we did of our followers, so prepare to get cooking!

    @Rae Ah hello! shows we're turning up in all the right places I think! I do find the skins can be black through, and the fruit is still normal inside! We tell children it's the banana trying to trick them