Our Organic Bananas from the Backyard
Several weeks ago I walked out to the back yard and almost broke out into tears. Two of our banana trees had fallen over from the weight of the banana bunches on them. They were still dark green and I thought they would be a total loss. I decided to cut them off the tree, bring them inside and see what would happen. To our surprise they slowly started to ripen. Each day we got more and more excited as we watched the faint shade of yellow appear. They finally started getting tiny brown spots and I knew they were ready for a taste test. Let's just say the little ones could not stop eating them. I froze half for our raw ice kream recipes and green smoothies, and there are still about five left for eating as snacks.
Here is our 4 year old enjoying his "cute" banana.
The kids just kept saying, "They are so tiny and cute!!"Usually when they stay on the tree and reach maturity they are much larger. We don't remove the bunch until they are yellow and starting to get their brown freckles. Unfortunately this time we were not able to do that. I am happy to say that even though these were tiny they still had their amazing flavor. If you have never tried a Florida banana like this you are missing out on a rare treat. Wish I could share some with you!
The Key Lime tree is looking beautiful. I can't wait to post about them as they become closer to harvest time. I want to make several raw key lime treats. Peace and RAW Health.
~JMJ~Today I am grateful for the gluten free and dairy free baked good recipes that I was able to make for our children the past few days. It has been a struggle trying to find out what was and may still be , upsetting our son's system but I am grateful that things are being revealed to me and I am learning more and more each day. My prayer is for his complete healing and I have faith that that will happen!