Banana bread is the comfort food everyone is baking and eating to during the coronavirus pandemic quarantine. Why? Probably because of that dozen bananas you bought while pandemic panic shopping and could not possibly eat before they turned brown and mushy—which happens to be the perfect type of banana for baking.
It’s not just me musing about banana bread’s popularity because I happen to have made two loaves yesterday and also noticed quite a few Instagram banana bread posts during my infinite scroll. Banana bread has enjoyed a verifiable surge in popularity according to Google Trends.
Photo by Whitney Wright
The Moosewood recipe is my go-to. If you’re like my husband and several of my friends, you associate the Moosewood Cookbook with negative outcomes. But I promise the banana bead recipe is bomb with one note: you will need to bake it for significantly longer than the recipe calls for. I always need at least an hour, usually 65 or more minutes before it’s done. It’s worth the wait though!
As for the outfit, I designed it with the idea in mind that quarantine will end one day and you are definitely going to want to change out of those sweats. But at the same time, these are items you can wear now and will maybe even make you feel good while hunkering down at home. Plus, most of them are marked down significantly. Happy eating; happy shopping.
Nike Air Max leather 180 sneakers, $106 (was $152)
Sea luna tiered cotton-blend maxi dress, $130 (was $435)
Scotch & Soda brushed colorful striped cardigan, $139 (was $198)
Seagrass banana tote, $45
Fiat Lux Full Cut, $48
O’Neill trucker hat, $20