About a year ago, when I was visiting my mom,
she asked me if I wanted a banana.
I was a little perplexed as she knows I help myself when I need a snack.
When I declined, she said, “oh you should have a banana!”
Being more perplexed that she was insisting that I have a banana.
So I agreed, and she proceeded to the refrigerator!
I was even MORE perplexed. Why is she opening the refrigerator to get a banana?
She reached into the fridge and took out a banana.
It was dark in color as a banana would get being refrigerated.
She said she was saving it for me . . . cue another perplexed look on my face.
“OK Mom, what is going on?”
“Here, try it” . . . So I peeled back the darkened skin of the banana
and saw that it looked pretty good on the inside. . . . took a bite and it was actually good.
“Well, I learned how to keep bananas fresh for up to 10 days from the Japanese channel!” ,
she said with such joy. My mom just loves her “TV Japan.”
“Excuse me?! . . I am eating a 10 day old banana?!”
Me being impressed, asked her to teach me how to do this,
as I buy organic bananas and they tend to go bad more quickly than non-organic bananas.
So this is what you do as my mom taught me.
When the bananas are at the desired ripeness that you prefer, follow these steps:
1. Separate each banana making sure the top stem stays intact (no banana flesh showing).
2. Fill a large bowl with very hot tap water, (not boiling) then place the bananas in the water.
3. Let the bananas sit in the hot tap water for 5 minutes.
4. Remove the bananas from the water and thoroughly dry each one with a towel or paper towel.
5. Place bananas in an open container and place in the refrigerator.
It works!…now I am sure that results may vary with the type of bananas
and the level of ripeness that the bananas are in when you are about to prepare them.
My mom loves learning tips and tricks of all kinds from her “TV Japan” . . .
and I am glad that she can interpret and share them with us.
She is a happy, happy lady and even happier when she is able to share new things with us.
Here’s to a great day and a great banana!
And speaking about keeping things fresh . . .
The bHome mobile app is now available for android users!
I know many of you have been waiting for the android version of the bHome app and so
excited that is now available. You can download both the iPhone and Android version HERE.
I am joining:
Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop
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