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LadyScozz Report 3 Feb 2013 04:37

Cleanup after cyclone Oswald!

We have three huge bunches of green bananas hanging in the garage - each bunch has over 100 bananas.

I think the possums ate about 30 off each one :-(

Hopefully they won't all ripen at once. I'm going to be so fed up with banana cake :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Feb 2013 05:44

Well they would be ripe by the time I got them Scozz, lol

I do like bananas but can understand there's a limit to how many you can consume in a short time!

Take care, hope the bananas are the worst of the trouble caused by the cyclone.



LadyScozz Report 3 Feb 2013 06:54

What am I gonna do with 300 bananas?

:-D :-D :-D :-D

People we know have about 20 acres, mostly mango & avocado trees. The trees are still there, but they lost all the fruit. Thousands of mangos & avo's. What a mess to clean up.



badger Report 3 Feb 2013 09:09

Mash 'em down and make bio fuel ,lol Fred. :-D


Sharron Report 3 Feb 2013 09:46

Can you jam and chutney some?

Justice of Peace

Justice of Peace Report 3 Feb 2013 10:09

How about making wine from the fruit..all you need is lots of water, sugar and yeast, some demi-johns and the patience for it all to ferment then hey presto a wine drinking my younger days I made wine from varied flowers: rose petals, elderberry flowers, dandelions also from parsnips, rhubarb and so many more oh made his own beer, stout and even's surprisingly easy to attempt and we made so many 'new friends' who popped in for tasting sessions...those were the or rather drink for thought, yes...

Joyce P


moonbi Report 3 Feb 2013 10:47

if you can borrow a drying machine you might be able to slice the banana,

to make banana chips


Sharron Report 3 Feb 2013 11:04

Don't dried banana slices look like cat's botties?


MR_MAGOO Report 3 Feb 2013 11:51

Any help ?


Sharron Report 3 Feb 2013 12:37

I have had a trawl through the recipe sites and it looks like it is bread,cake and cookies all the way for you. Good luck!

There are one or two curry type recipes on the Tesco site.


Stan Report 3 Feb 2013 12:40

borrow a couple of chimps :-D


Merlin Report 3 Feb 2013 14:10

Or a Bunch Of Cocoa nuts :-D


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 14:21

Homemade Banana Wine Recipe

21 lbs of RIPE bananas, sliced into thin rings
5 gallons water (You won’t use it all)
15-20 lbs white and/or brown sugar (We used white)
6 tsp acid blend
5 tsp pectinase
1.25 tsp wine tannin
6 tsp yeast nutrient
4 lbs golden raisins
1 packets of wine yeast (We like Red Star “Champagne” for this recipe)
Potassium sorbate or other wine stabilizer

7.5 gallon pot (or bigger)
1 6.5 gallon fermenter bucket and lid
1 or 2 6.5 gallon glass carboys & stoppers
1 air lock
Siphon, siphon tubing.


KenSE Report 3 Feb 2013 15:13

Don't forget they are radioactive.:


LadyScozz Report 3 Feb 2013 15:20

I make banana cake & banana muffins (I think there are 4 cakes in the freezer!).

Banana wine........ it sounds awful..... and I can't have tannin, so that's out. Nowhere around here to get the equipment (unless I get help from the man who makes his own hooch lol) Thanks for the idea. 21 lbs of bananas? Peeled or unpeeled?

Moonbi - thanks for the jolt! I've got a drying thingie stored away somewhere. Must look for it......... and how to dry bananas ~ green or ripe-ish?

btw - do you know that if you peel a banana from the bottom, you don't get the stringy bits?

Mr Magoo ~ I'll also look at your banana recipe site. Any favourites?

I'll get into the garden tomorrow, give the banana trees a good shake, see if any of my rellies fall out :-D


LadyScozz Report 3 Feb 2013 15:31

On the website (from Mr Magoo)

Green Banana Chips:

5 small unripe (green) bananas
oil for frying
salt to taste

Peel the bananas using a knife, as they are not ripe and will not peel like a yellow banana. Slice into chips.
Heat the oil in a heavy deep frying pan over medium-high heat. If you have a deep-fryer, heat the oil to 190 C. Place the banana chips into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oil, and drain on kitchen roll. Pat off the excess oil, and season with salt. Serve immediately.

If we have green banana chips tonight..........that's 5 gone, 295 to go!!!



LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Feb 2013 16:54

Scozz....You are probably sick of the sight of bananas by now!!

I love tossing a few in foil on the bbq still in their skins with a little sugar inside
just before the barbie dies down...Lovely with whipped cream

but with that quantity I would definitely go for the wine option :-D


LadyScozz Report 3 Feb 2013 17:04

LWS ~ We can't eat the bananas yet, because they are green & hard as rocks.

Our two banana trees lost their tops (we got the tailend of cyclone Oswald), and had to take the bananas off the tree (the possums had already eaten some).

The garage looks like the monkey house at the zoo :-D


Kay???? Report 3 Feb 2013 18:51

when they have ripened off peel ,wrap each one in tinfoil...freeze,use in smoothies or pop on the barbie or batter deep fry and have as a sweet with syrup or icecream or use in baking..

Justice of Peace

Justice of Peace Report 3 Feb 2013 19:01

Yet another way I have used up ripened bananas: peel then wrap them in cling film, pop in freezer for a few days and then you have banana iced lollies for the children, crumptious :-)

Joyce P