Thursday, August 11, 2011
Abundance Ups and Downs
The upside is that we have a grove of banana trees in our front yard that produce an abundance of fruit nearly year around! This was a bunch on one of our trees, ready to eat.
The downside is that production is inconsistent, so its generally feast or famine around here. At feast time, though, I eat whatever I can when they are fresh, then cut up and freeze the rest.
In my pre-Paleo days, I would frequently use them for banana bread. Now, though, they are ready and waiting in the freezer for smoothies whenever I want.
Locals refer to these bananas as "apple bananas." No, they don't taste like apples - they are smaller, firmer and not quite as sweet as a regular, imported banana. They are wonderful and I have been forever ruined for grocery store bananas. I'd rather go without when I'm out of these.