Posts Tagged ‘ bananas ’

Ripening bananas?

27 June 2005
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For the record, I just checked out the temp of the top of the fridge, and I was wrong on that score. It’s not actually warm. At all. It’s the same temperature as the counter ten feet away. So it wasn’t even the fridge that did it. It must just’ve been time. . .
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More on bananas. And plantains. But really, just bananas.

27 June 2005
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They’re not plantains, they’re bananas. We have many varieties here that I’ve never seen in North America – some that are about 4 inches long (finger bananas, a bit rubbery, and very sweet, and frequently eaten smashed into rice and curry), some that are red (also very sweet, considered to be dessert bananas), others...
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You know bananas are ripe when . . .

27 June 2005
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You know bananas are ripe when . . .

We bought a bunch of bananas a few days ago, a variety that’s green even when ripe, although they do start to get a yellow tinge to them. Which all means that it’s difficult for me to tell just exactly how ripe they are. Unless I poke them to see how soft they are....
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