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Cooking in the field 101

Here is the deal; I have been living in crew houses for the past few months for this new exciting job. Sharing kitchen and living room with the work team. It is certainly better than hotel rooms because I can cook for myself and sometimes share with the others and make friends faster.

Although its not like cooking at home. There is often a lack of tools and  cookware and I have to  be very original in my way of cooking things. There is also difficulties with groceries because often things comes in big bag and I don’t always want to spend money for some ingredients  if I won’t use it all.

Here are my few tricks:

If I am to stay at  the same place for more than a couple weeks I like to get milk and eggs obviously but also flour and baking powder and butter/margarine or oil so I can make crêpes for breakfast or even dinner. Check my crêpes recipe here.

The other day I had 2 bananas in rough shape. I looked online to find a way to make banana bread with only the few ingredients I already had with me. After some thinking and converting quantities around I came up with this little recipe.

Improvised Banana Bread

  • 1/3 cup of margarine
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Salt

First, mix well the margarine and the sugar together. Add the egg and keep whisking. Add the mashed bananas. Aside mix all the dry ingredients together and mix it in with the first mix. Be careful not to over mix the dough at this point, it will help to keep it fluffy.

I baked my bread in tin foil I shaped myself into a cake pan because I didn’t  have anything else, at 350ºF for about 30-40 min.

Here a picture of the result!