Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Banana harvest

Tree ripened, just picked, full of flavour, perfect...
I am thinking of Queenslander, "banana bender" and tennis champion Samantha Stosur  who is defending her US Open title in New York City at Flushing Meadow at the moment. Good luck Sam! Talking bananas today to a couple of work colleagues who are unable to get their trees to fruit because they get damaged by winter frost and cold. So I count myself lucky that I can grow a good crop because the flavour is just so different to the artificially ripened ones you buy at the greengrocer. Another work mate gave me a bunch of his 'Lady Finger' variety (pictured below) which he grows in his garden in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville. The recent gale force winds brought down his trees and did lots of damage to many gardens throughout the region. Who else hates the last two weeks of August and the unpredictable weather?

Part of New York City rock history is the famous recording by The Velvet Underground and Nico with cover art by Andy Warhol.

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