Thursday, September 21, 2017

September MiniMofo: Bananana Dakry

Hi everyone! September’s MiniMoFo asks us to make something inspired by a book, so I chose Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad (of his Discworld books, the ones with the witches are my favorites; this one I especially loved for all the letters Nanny Ogg wrote home while they were away). In the middle of the book, Nanny procures drinks for herself and the two other witches…

“‘I said to the man, “What kind of fruit drinks do people drink around here?” and this is what he gave me. Made from bananas. A banana drink. You’ll like it. It’s what everyone drinks here. It’s got bananas in it.’
‘It’s certainly very ... strongly flavored,’ said Magrat, sipping hers cautiously. ‘Has it got sugar in it too?’
‘Very likely,’ said Nanny. She looked at Granny’s middle-distance frown for a moment, and then picked up her pencil and licked the end professionally.

Anywey one good thing is the drink here is v. cheap theres this one called a Bananana dakry which is basicly Rum with a bananana* in it. I can feel it doin me good. It is v. damp here. I hope we find somewhere to stay tonigt I expect we shal because Esme alweys falls on her feet or at any rate on someones feet. I have drawern a picture of a banananana dakry you can see it is empty right down to the bottom. Love, MUM XXXX
*Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling ‘banana,’ but didn’t know how you stopped.” (p. 190-191)

I used this recipe, substituting the rum & triple sec with pineapple juice for a non-alcoholic version, and it was really good! Like Nanny, I made sure to draw a picture when I was done…

...which actually inspired a plan for this year’s Vegan Month of Food (be sure to sign up quickly if you want to participate; sign ups close September 22) – I’ll be following the daily prompts and including a little sharpie sketch of my food because I also want to participate in Inktober.

Here are Cringer and Daisy sharing the cat tower by the window...

Peace. :)


  1. OMG! Vegan MoFo starts Sunday!!!! I can't believe it's already here! Where did the year go! LOL

    1. Time sure does fly, haha! Looking forward to your posts! :)

  2. "*Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling ‘banana,’ but didn’t know how you stopped."

    That's possibly my favourite footnote from the whole series (and you know how many Discworld footnotes there are!) because that's exactly how I spelt bananananana when I was a kid haha. I just couldn't figure out the anananas! Imagine my horror when I learnt French and had to figure out ananas/pineapple too!

    1. Haha, that's definitely one of the best footnotes, for sure! :D

  3. Oh no!! I can't believe I missed the sign up! I'm looking forward to following your Mofo journey though. What a great post!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! That's too bad you missed the sign-up, but I'll still be reading your blog this month, too! :)