week a new bunch of bananas makes its way into our home, to be used mostly for
eating fresh and for making smoothies.
would be our biggest food waste item (on average, about 2-3 bananas a week) as
they often go bad before we have eaten them all.
food is not good for our environment or our pocket, so we are looking at how we
can change things for the better.
was to slow down how fast they ripened, and we heard this could be done by
wrapping the crown (the stem end) in tinfoil or plastic food wrap. Has anyone tried this?
was to keep them in the fridge, but I know that doing that will prevent them
from ever ripening. We normally allow
our bananas to ripen in the fruit bowl and then transfer them to the fridge.
store them in, in the fridge, is another problem – any ideas anyone?)
A third idea
we thought of was to freeze the bananas once they were ripe, but I tried this
once and the skins were almost impossible to remove so have not bothered again.
Perhaps I really
just need to do more cooking – banana cake and chocolate banana muffins would
great day 😊