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  1. #1
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Bananas...

    Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.

    I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    I thought I'd ask the group about this.

    So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    George Shirley Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.
    >
    > I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    > they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    > sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    > the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    > I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    On a special banana holder on the kitchen counter. If they start turning
    black they get tossed in the freezer and are used later to make banana
    bread. When I say tossed, I mean just that, hide, hair, skin and all, no
    wrapping, no sacks.

  3. #3
    Goomba Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    Fruit bowl on the counter

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:

    > ChattyCathy wrote:


    >>
    >> So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?

    >
    > On a special banana holder on the kitchen counter. If they start
    > turning black they get tossed in the freezer and are used later to
    > make banana bread. When I say tossed, I mean just that, hide, hair,
    > skin and all, no wrapping, no sacks.


    I keep meaning to do that - but I have chickens in my back yard... They
    just *love* overripe bananas and they produce lots of lovely fresh eggs
    so I slice the bananas up (skin and all) and give it to them as a
    treat.

    As to where I store bananas; my kitchen has one of those elevated MW
    shelves built-in with the rest of the cupboards. However, my MW is too
    big to fit on said shelf, so it gets used as a fruit storage bay
    instead. Hey, at least we found a good use for it.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Goomba wrote on Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:00:53 -0400:

    >> So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    >Fruit bowl on the counter


    I buy my bananas light green in color and, after a day or two, they
    become yellow with just a hint of green, which is how I like then in
    cereal. It's a bit different from when the family was at home and tastes
    ranged from mine to quite brown. As it is, once the bananas are to my
    taste, I put them in the fridge and, even if the skin turns brown, the
    fruit stays as I like it (if Chiquita Banana will allow it :-)
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Ravenlynne Guest

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    James Silverton scribbled on the wall in permanent marker:

    > Goomba wrote on Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:00:53 -0400:
    >
    > > > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?

    >
    > > Fruit bowl on the counter

    >
    > I buy my bananas light green in color and, after a day or two, they
    > become yellow with just a hint of green, which is how I like then in
    > cereal. It's a bit different from when the family was at home and
    > tastes ranged from mine to quite brown. As it is, once the bananas
    > are to my taste, I put them in the fridge and, even if the skin turns
    > brown, the fruit stays as I like it (if Chiquita Banana will allow it
    > :-)


    I'm the same way. I detest mushy bananas! My son is the same way...if
    it has brown on the peel he won't touch it.

    --
    My blog: http://ravenwolflodge.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    Terry Guest

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    On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:39:12 +0200, ChattyCathy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.
    >
    >I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    >they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    >sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    >the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    >I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    >So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    Usually just out on the countertop. Bought nine bananas last week,
    put 'em in a plastic bag so they'd ripen faster. Because I wanted to
    make banana bread for the chem classes.

    I discovered that a 4.5 qt Kitchenaid does not have enough room for
    the batter of three loaves of banana bread. Oh well, arms were made
    for a reason.

    Everyone loved the product. And I pontificated:

    "You can make this stuff. Lots of people say 'I can't cook'. But you
    NOW CAN. In lab you've learned to measure things carefully and to
    follow directions. For starts, that's what you do in cooking. Get
    yourself a simple cookbook and start doing that. You'll have some
    failures but you'll gain some insight along the way, and you'll learn
    an incredibly valuable skill."

    Best -- Terry

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    Ophelia Guest

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    > George Shirley wrote:
    >
    >> ChattyCathy wrote:


    >> So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?

    >
    > On a special banana holder on the kitchen counter. If they start
    > turning black they get tossed in the freezer and are used later to
    > make banana bread. When I say tossed, I mean just that, hide, hair,
    > skin and all, no wrapping, no sacks.


    Your bananas have hide and hair????






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    Dimitri Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Ks0Cm.7655$[email protected]..
    > Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.
    >
    > I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    > they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    > sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    > the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    > I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    On the kitchen table on a banana hanger
    --
    Dimitri
    Coming soon:
    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


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    Sky Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    > Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.
    >
    > I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    > they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    > sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    > the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    > I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    We use one of those three-tiered-hanging baskets that's hung in our
    kitchen. I keep the bananas, some other fruits, onions, and potatoes in
    those. Helps to keep counter space free

    Sky


    --
    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

  11. #11
    Becca Guest

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    On the counter, until they begin to form spots, then I refrigerate them.


    Becca

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 16-Oct-2009, ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?
    > --


    In fruit bowl on the counter. Bananas, along with tomatoes, onions and
    potatoes are foods I never refrigerate.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    l, not -l Guest

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    On 16-Oct-2009, "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Your bananas have hide and hair????
    >
    >


    must be an heirloom variety 8-)
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  14. #14
    George Shirley Guest

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    Ophelia wrote:
    >> George Shirley wrote:
    >>
    >>> ChattyCathy wrote:

    >
    >>> So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?

    >> On a special banana holder on the kitchen counter. If they start
    >> turning black they get tossed in the freezer and are used later to
    >> make banana bread. When I say tossed, I mean just that, hide, hair,
    >> skin and all, no wrapping, no sacks.

    >
    > Your bananas have hide and hair????
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    I keep forgetting this is an international forum O. That's a southern US
    saying when you mean the whole thing.

  15. #15
    Tracy Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about this.
    >
    > I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found that
    > they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and some
    > sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea. Apparently
    > the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps fine. Hmmm. So
    > I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    On the counter, in a fruit bowl.

    But, the real question is, how do you EAT a banana.

    My husband peels his his from the bottom not from the stem end. He
    says that's the handle. Really.

    Randomly, not too long ago, I overheard some students talking about
    this very same thing, maybe it's a non US thing? He's from Morocco....

    Tracy

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    Ophelia Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:

    > I keep forgetting this is an international forum O. That's a southern
    > US saying when you mean the whole thing.


    I knew that, George I am just teasing.. heck, you know me by now))



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    Ophelia Guest

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    l, not -l wrote:
    > On 16-Oct-2009, "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Your bananas have hide and hair????
    >>
    >>

    >
    > must be an heirloom variety 8-)


    )



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    Default User Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > Something Michael mentioned in another thread made me think about
    > this.
    >
    > I've don't keep my bananas in the fridge, because I've always found
    > that they go 'yukky' far too quickly... So I did some googling and
    > some sources say that if they're still green it's not a bad idea.
    > Apparently the skin will still blacken, but the fruit itself keeps
    > fine. Hmmm. So I thought I'd ask the group about this.
    >
    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?


    I generally buy three bananas on the weekend, of differing levels of
    green. I will bring them in my lunch on three days of the coming week.
    They stay out on the counter until the night before when I make my
    lunch, then the one going spends a night in the refrigerator, which has
    little effect on it. At work I take in out in the morning and let it
    return to room temp for eating.




    Brian

    --
    Day 256 of the "no grouchy usenet posts" project

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    Kalmia Guest

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    > So where do you store your bananas? Fridge, cupboard or what?



    I buy only about three days worth, wash 'em well, then they repose in
    a wooden fruitbowl on the counter. If I'm leaving town, I'll stick
    any leftover bananas in the freezer and use in a shake later.

  20. #20
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Oct 16, 1:15*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:

    > On the kitchen table on a banana hanger


    What is the benefit of the hanger?

    By the way, Debbie Meyer green bags do NOT appreciably lengthen their
    life. Tried em in fridge and on counter - nada.

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