Sunday, July 8, 2012

Yes we have some bananas

I have a whole box of banana's in fact. I went down Marshland Road on Saturday to buy some white wisteria from Gayle at Country Gardens. In between that nursery and the QE11 corner there is a fruit shop (actually there are several). I stopped in at the one nearest Country Gardens and bananas were $1.79kg. Bananas are great if you have been ill as when vomiting you tend to get quite low in potassium and bananas have lots of that so it is good for replacement and getting well. ( I was once hospitalised from vomiting too much and all they did was put in a potassium drip and I felt wonderful - it was the Dr there that told me to eat bananas if sick).
Anyway I went to get about 3 kg or $5 worth and there were boxes of bananas for $8 - I kid you not - 15kg of bananas for $8, so of course I bought the box. I also bought cheap apples $0.99kg and NZ oranges yummy. So we are fruit city at the moment.

Jakob and I drove past the big sign that said "nursery" the other day when we were on the way to see Jess and baby Alex. Jakob said "Mum you just missed the turn, the hospital is down there". My reply was obviously that the hospital was in town. Then he said "But the baby one is down there, it said nursery". Don't know if you had to be there but it was very funny.

I then made a quadruple mixture of Yoyo's otherwise known as melting moments. Took a lot longer than I thought it would! So tomorrow is delivery day - a little bit of sunshine in some Yoyo's and some bananas.


  1. Wow that is amazing! $8 I would have also bought an entire box, does Banana loaf freeze well?

    1. Yes, banana loaf, banana cake freeze well. Also bananas freeze. They are only then good for making into cake but at least you don't have to do the baking until a time that works for you.

  2. I know a recipe for a VERY quick banana ice cream courtesy of Chef James Martin. Freeze 4-6 bananas (depending on size) put a carton of cream in the food processor and add the frozen fruit, blitz to make instant ice cream. Use immediately.

    Fruit in NZ is something I really enjoy.

    1. Sounds super yummy Lynette. Has the pattern arrived yet?


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