This weekend we did our first supermarket shop since Christmas. We had been putting if off through a combination of laziness and using up the odds and sods of food bought for the Christmas period. As a result, meals this last week were odd combinations of food and dishes devised of what I could find in the fridge, freezer and cupboards - just like in the old days, we were making do.
Speaking of the 'old days' Did anyone see Victorian Farm last week on BBC2? It's a 6 part documentary on 3 people who are living the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Last week (the first episode) was about learning to plough a field with horse drawn plough, making cider by crushing apples with a stone wheel, pickling and potting foraged food, and decorating and furnishing an old run down farm cottage. It really had me hooked and made me think quite a bit about how wasteful we are, and how we have such a throw away culture these days. With this is mind, today I made some Banana and Chocolate muffins (based on this recipe - I just used muffin cases instead on loaf tins) because I had 3 bananas in the fruit bowl which were very over ripe. I might have thrown these away if I hadn't watched Victorian farm earlier in the week.
These muffins are really tasty, come highly recommended by Mr Monda, and something I will be making again if my bananas get too ripe.
There's also still a couple of days left if you're interested in my give away - just drop a comment in my previous post.