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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Banana in My Bed

4 bananas in a box and wrapped in a blanket
 
 
 Before I went to bed Friday night, I decided I would lose all these bananas. I don't mind bruised bananas. I do mind the mush of a previously frozen banana.  I had a box and a throw and a lamp still on. The bananas did not freeze overnight, so I am calling this a success. I contemplated taking them to bed with me and putting them under the covers, just like the chick.

That book is on the top of a stack of books by the lamp, not levitating.

Somehow, a chick in a towel and in box under my covers was okay. This was not. 



Bananas are still very cold!
12" x 12" x 12" box

 
In the summer, I have been known to take on many occasions two huge trays of bananas into my bedroom because there is no ac turned on at night in the hot kitchen and den.
 
Must protect bananas at all cost!
 
Sunday morning
The temperature of the bananas has risen. The bananas are still warm enough which means they are neither cold nor warm today. As I eat them at the rate of one a day, they will last through this frigid spell. Today, I will make the obligatory food run for snow. Really, I need milk and maybe two more bananas. Otherwise, I will not want for anything.
 
Your turn
Is your kitchen so cold you must protect your bananas or any food from the cold? Don't you think bananas are fragile when it comes to temperature? 

13 comments:

  1. What a pretty lamp! No issue with bananas....temps. are stable here in the pnw. But apples and blackberries? When we pick the berries, I make sure I have a full day to do something with them. Our kitchen faces east, and one morning if sun is enough to turn them. When the apples are picked, I immediately cull out the eating ones...(this requires me climbing in a crate of 900 lbs.of apples.) The cider ones can then turn on each other until we can press them...a loss here ir there is no great matter.

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    1. Meg B.,
      Thanks. That is a rescued and refinished lamp. I got an identical one that is not refinished yet. That was expensive back when I had money.

      My kitchen faces west but the heat builds from 2 pm on and it stays horrendously warm into the night. Then, it is just warm (summer only) most of the night. So, I do understand the urgency to get things like peaches and tomatoes taken care of. A 900 lb crate! Do you have an apple orchard? It all sounds like an interesting and strenuous process.

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    2. No orchard...our tress net about 200 lbs, neighbor's, who let us pick theirs so they don't have to mow iver them another 400 lbs. or so. The crate we purchase from a nearby winery for $100. We split it with friends, and make sauce and cider. An unwritten rule is that those who help with the unloading get to make up a box of nice (pretty) eating apples as payment for the labor.

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    3. Meg B.,
      I see. that sounds like a good and fair arrangement. You must have enough apples to feed you all year long, apples in one form or another.

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  2. Perhaps instead of a box in the bed room you could store your bananas in the fridge. I know it sounds counter productive, but the temperature in the fridge is regulated. They won't freeze. And then you can take them out and warm them to room temperature to eat them.

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    1. EC,
      Cold and black is all the same, no matter how they got cold and black. To keep the freezer cold enough on my cheap ref/freezer, I end up having the refrigerator too cold. Bananas turn black in the crisper, so that is a hopeless task. They managed to sit under the lamp and not get cold or too warm. So, they now have a good home...lol. The box would have gone under the covers with me.

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  3. I just saw this link and thought maybe it would be helpful to you. The same idea as my husband and the flowerpot on the gas stove. I'm going to show him this because of the use of the two flowerpots instead of one. http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/11/how-to-easily-heat-your-home-using-flower-pots-and-tea-lights.html

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    1. Jane,
      That is the same video others are talking about. The wind chill is 4 degrees F here. The temperature is 11 degrees. This house is so drafty that I can barely feel a heater when I am 2 feet from it. A candle will not work in this drafty house and extreme weather. Thanks. It will just have to warm up. My fingers hurt when I type...lol.

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    2. Well, Linda, you seem to have made your mind up that there is no solution, so I guess I will just leave it to you to figure it out.

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  4. If there was a prize for extreme food storage, I think you would win. ;-) Is the white glass on your lamp milk glass? I've started collecting pieces of milk glass.

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    1. Sue,
      LOL, yes, that is pretty extreme. I let one banana get too cold on the dash of the car. I took it with me to eat, did not, and then it got cold overnight and turned black.

      Yes, that is dirty milk glass and pot metal. There was little shine on it when I found it at a yard sale waaay out on a country road. There was little shine on it when I got it and another one. I sold the other. Then, I got from a free table one identical to the lamp in the picture. It is packed away because I cannot afford to have it resurfaced. I like milk glass, but have never collected it. Maybe someday you could feature it in a post. ???

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    2. That would be something to post about. I didn't think of it. I only have half a dozen pieces so far so am not really an avid collector. When I see it for a good-to-me price I get it. I really like the look of milk glass.

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