08 March 2013

How to ripen bananas

     I've bought unripe peaches and stored them for a few days in a paper bag.  I'd been told this ripens them - and it works.  
     But I never knew about burying hard, green bananas in the ground to ripen them.
     Dig a hole about eighteen inches deep and line the bottom with part of a banana leaf.  Pile the unripe bananas in the hole and cover them with banana leaf.  Then fill the hole back up with dirt.
     After four or five days, dig the bananas out of the hole and enjoy them:  sweet and ripe!
 These would have been weeks ripening on the tree...
 but a few days later they're ready to enjoy.