Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dessert banana recipe for two; more bananarama

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This baked banana dessert is a fast and easy recipe for two, and just as easy doubled or tripled should you have guests.

Baked bananas
2 bananas
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel (optional)

Cut each banana in half lengthwise; place cut side down in a greased baking dish. Spread butter over bananas. Bake, uncovered for about 10 minutes at 350 F.
Combine orange juice, brown sugar and orange peel.  Pour over bananas, and bake 10 minutes longer.  2 servings.

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Did you know banana flowers and leaves come in many colors and sizes, depending on the variety of the plant?

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Can you find the UNrefrigerated banana bin inside this 1955 Kelvinator?  Hint: It's on the left - FREEZER side.

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  1. That is one excellent share this week...I've never seen a banana tree blossom.

    Mine is: a ruby antique. Do come over for a visit if you can today. I'd love your company.

  2. wow ...wow..never thought banana flowers are this gorgeous!!!! thanks for sharing.

    Have a joyous Tuesday!

  3. Love the banana recipe and LOVE the flash from the past with the 'fridge and pictures are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  4. Great banana shots! My home country is the Philippines and coming from that country banana is like an apple here in the US. They grow at the backyard. The red one that shape like a heart we call it banana heart and you can cook it ^_^. Then the banana leaves we used it as a wrapper for our food. And it does smells good when you open it. My time when plastic container is not that common but it's available, many likes to wrap their food with banana leaves.
    By the way thanks for the banana recipe like to try this one. Happy Tuesday!

    Wild blackberries

  5. I've never seen a Banana bloom, so exotic & beautiful. That is one cool looking 1955 frig, love the banana bin. ;)

  6. I didn't realize bananas had blooms. Lovely! Jean

  7. Hi!
    Those are some really colorful plants. Didn't know this about Banana's. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    My Gardening Woes

  8. Ay yi yi! I never knew there was a banana flower! So lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Happy Rednesday,

  9. Beautiful shots of the banana trees and flowers. We tried to grow a "hardy" banana tree here but it wasn't hardy afterall. :-( lol
    Happy Rednesday!

  10. What cool photos. Love that last green one. Happy WW! Stop by and link up at http://weloveiowa.blogspot.com/2010/07/wordless-wednesday-summer-days.html.

  11. Nice pictures!
    Happy WW



  12. I love old ads and commercials. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great pic's. Love the fridge ad-didn't know they used to put bananas in there-weird.

  14. Awesome photographs, makes me want to go out and get a banana tree!

  15. Fabulous banana photos! Reminds me of growing up in Hawaii. :) Come on over and link up when you get a chance. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  16. I have never seen a banana blossom before. Just beautiful!!

    Susan and Bentley

  17. Great photos, reminds me of my banana plantation tour in Costa Rica

  18. Great post. I love the Banana blossoms. And the Vintage I just can't help to love.

  19. Oh, I love those pictures!


  20. No, I didn't know this about the banana trees! How interesting!

  21. Wow! I've never seen banana flowers before. Cool!

  22. Never seen a recipe like this - although we are big fans of campfire banana boats! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes, People's Choice Award polls open at noon. Come vote for your favorite recipe!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  23. I'm glad you enlightened us with the banana blossoms - I never thought of banana trees as having flowers! That recipe looks mouthwatering!


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