Banana indeed!

20110907-041641.jpgIt’s widely known that bananas are good for you, conveniently easy to peel and a good source of vitals.  And contrary to popular belief, that belief being, eat too many and you’ll ‘bind’ up, actually too many may soften you up – know what I mean?  Anyway…

I used to envy the rest of the family, casually stripping back the peel of a banana and devouring.  I only liked banana milk and those little banana shaped sweeties; delicious little things.  A few other sweeties spring to mind too and some I can almost taste!  I know you can still get these little gems because I’ve found a wonderful little web-site and if you already don’t know it, then just get a look at this!  ‘A Quarter Of’ (picture courtesy of them).  They do all the classics, have a peep…

Okay, bananas.  I couldn’t eat them.  I could pick one up, peel it, however, I simply couldn’t get it to within an inch of my lips!  The thing would make me wretch!  And on the very rare occasion I actually got the smallest of morsels into my mouth, well, projectile vomiting was always on the cards!  Since childhood though, I’ve been adamant that I would conquer the banana!  And I almost did.  Around three years ago, I managed to eat a whole banana!  I simply went for it!  I’ve absolutely no idea what changed but once chewing and swallowing, it was delicious!  From that point on I feasted for months on them!  When I rode my bike, traveled to work, went out for the day, oh, anywhere, I would take a banana…  Happy with bananas, who’d have ever thought it?  It’s like getting up one day, being driven 200 yards in a car and not wanting to throw up!  Now that would be another hurdle overcome…I have ways of dealing with that though, however, if I’m ever in your car and I ask you to pull to the side of the road, take me seriously, don’t hesitate, otherwise it’ll cost me to have your interior valeted (is that a proper word?) and fumigated!

I digress…  I began to suffer the most terrible bouts of nausea and stomach aches, this continued for months…  To cut a long story short though (because I can hear the washing machine has finished its cycle), bananas are not good for me.  My body disapproves.  Maybe that’s what I was being warned against all those years ago?

I just wonder, you know, a little, whether or not what follows might actually be okay?  I found the following little piece here…  Enjoy.

In Kenya–where potatoes don’t grow, but bananas are plentiful–they make green banana fries. Here’s the recipe:

  1. Peel 5 or 6 green bananas. Use a knife if you need to.
  2. Slice them into thin wedges or strings.
  3. Heat an inch of peanut or olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Sprinkle the fries with salt and pepper.
  5. Fry until golden and drain on paper towels.
  6. Re-season if necessary and serve with ketchup.

About Robert

A fifty-something, retired Celestial Travel Agent. Walked many paths; some good, lots bad. Meandering through the past, plodding in the present, crawling toward the future.
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