Monday, 10 September 2012

Hello....

....and here is the latest news from the Scarlet Blue Blog...

It is September. The kids are back at school. It will soon be Christmas.

Please note that Halloween and Guy Fawkes night have been withdrawn this year due to budgetary cuts.

Whilst we sit and think about this revelation could you answer the following question:-

What is the worst thing you have done to a banana?

I am asking for a friend.

Thank you.

Meanwhile, here is a tune:-


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    1. Mr Mags: Have you ever turned a banana into a festive decoration? I'm sure it is possible... I will leaf through my copy Good Housekeeping magazine for a reference. [Christmas edition 1984]
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  2. Halloween and Guy Fawkes cancelled? Yippee!
    Love that number. Have shared it to FB but it might not work as they can't seem to update my status.

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    1. Pat: I remembered Matt Bianco the other day and thought I would do some downloading as all my Matt Bianco tunes are on cassettes - good to hear it again!

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  3. I've never violated a banana. Respect! I slice those guys up, put 'em between to slices of bread with peanut butter and honey. If that's not love, what is?

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    1. Mr Banish: Now this is stuff that a jolly good face pack is made of... and then you can just lick your cheeks for lunch.

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  4. Hello Miss Scarlet:
    Well, we for two are delighted that the children are no longer on the streets midweek and the fact that Christmas will be coming to a UK store any time soon [if it has not already] we find deeply depressing. Every year at the Hattatt house Halloween and Bonfire Night are cancelled due to a distinct lack of interest, so we are delighted to know that you will be following suit this year. Perhaps we should meet up for an anticipation of Spring party which we should find much more jolly.

    Budgetary cuts here in the Motherland are noticeable by the vastly increased number of fireworks lighting up the sky over the Danube on national holidays......!!!!

    Matt Bianco has jollied up our Monday no end. Thank you.

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    1. The Top Hats: A Spring party!! Yes please!!!
      I doubt there are any fireworks left in the UK considering all the big do's we've had this year.

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  5. I am answering for Mr. Beastie.

    THIS is the worst thing Beast has ever done to a banana.

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    1. MJ: I believe my reply to Mr Banish would work equally well for Mr Beastie...

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  6. I would like a Banana Daiquiri, please. It's for "a friend."

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    1. Mr Lax: I believe your friend and I can have a straw each... HERE

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  7. Now why did I click on THAT link?! I'm just off to do the big shop at Tesco and you KNOW what's going to flashing through my noggin in the fruit & veg aisle!

    Mashed banana and cheese & onion crisp sandwiches, yum! :¬)

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    1. Mr Maps: WHY?????? Why would you spoil a good bag of crisps in this manner??????
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  8. My favourite thing to do to a banana is to slice it lengthwise and ensconce it between slices of thick cut multigrain bread that have been slathered with peanut butter (on one side) and Nutella (on the other).

    Now THAT is one tasty sandwich!

    Halloween is usually celebrated by children bundled up in snow suits here in Canadia, as the snow is usually flying by the end of October.

    I don't even know when Guy Faulkes Night is, as it isn't something that is usually noted here. I do, however, have a firepit ready to be assembled in my new back yard (garden to you across the pond) so if you'll let me know the date, I am sure I could arrange to have a bit of a bonfire.

    Have you recovered from your moving horrors completely, Scarlet?

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    1. Ponita: I can't even begin to imagine what Nutella and banana would taste like together. I think I will erase the idea of it from my mind... and stick to a plain old bag of twigglets.

      Guy Fawkes night is the 5th November... I s'pose it is a bit of a Brit thing!!

      I am pretty much recovered from the moving experience, although I feel tired all the time. I think I need to get back to my exercise routine - this'll probably pep me up.

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  9. not the worst thing, sugar, the absolute BEST thing in my book. actually, NOT making real banana pudding IS the worst thing to do to bananas! xooxoxoo

    http://www.backofthebox.com/recipes/desserts/original-nilla-banana-pudding-g.html

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  10. Savvy: Thank you! I approve of your recipe, there is no peanut butter and no Nutella and certainly NO cheese and onion crisps.
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  11. Hmm, let me see... the worst thing I have done to a banana...

    Oh, I know! No, no not that.

    I got it! Nope. That was lame too.

    Ooh! I just remembered... here you go:

    BANANAS

    And this was a runner up:

    MOAR BANANAS

    Pretty bad, huh? :P

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    1. Mr Static: !!!! The first link didn't work properly... but the second - very clever.
      Always lovely to see you and you are a friend of Mr Backlog?!

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  12. I've never done nuffing bad with a banana...but I'm not sure about this http://youtu.be/FtD4mn9CeH4

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    1. Mr Bene: The Banana Splits were the best part of the school summer holidays!
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  13. Umm....my gran used to turn over-ripe bananas into what she called banana fritters and what were probably very thick, lumpy banana pancakes.

    They were delicious and I loved them!

    You can't cancel Halloween...it's Samhain, the start of the Turning of the Wheel of the Year.

    Waaaaaahhhh!

    I want to get out of this year as quickly as possible thanks.

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    1. Roses: I won't cancel Samhain then... there will still be a 31st October, but I too would like this year done with... it's not going to be a favourite year.

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    2. Just think, it's nearly over. Thank goodness.

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  14. Banana nut bread of course... you may have the traditional French recipe if you like.

    And what a shame today that Guy Fawkes did not succeed at his task. Never entrust an important job to an Englishman eh?

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    1. Mr Files: I would have expected more from a Yorkshireman, to be honest. Still, there you go.

      Avec vos morceaux de noisette vous gâter nous, M. Files ... et j'ai une façon diabolique avec un bâton et un sac françaises d'oignons.

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  15. Wrapped it in foil and chucked it on the barbecue ... it got very hot, and the banana.

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    1. Mr Joey: I hope you used oven gloves before peeling it back? Always best, I find.

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  16. How I love Google translate...

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  17. I've never done anything bad to a banana. I boiled one in custard today, but it liked it.

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  18. don't like bonfire-night since it became bonfire week and each weekend either side so good cancel the lot, but Halloween? I'm going to LOVE it here amongst the righteous chritians who are trying to ban it. I'm going to carve my pumpkin and put it outside my door, wear black and go round muttering spells. I'm going to encourage every snotty child I meet to join in and frighten the stepford wives into leaving me alone with my atheism and lack of baking skills. I might even buy cauldron!

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    1. Zig: I have definitely been rash about halloween. I will reinstate it immediately.
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  19. Pretending it was a microphone and going up the aisle of a Megabus to London shouting at the other passengers that we would be arriving in hull in 5 hours time - that was after too many banana daiquiris naturally!

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    1. Lulu: Now this is the type of behaviour that I believe bananas were designed for.
      I am curious... what sort of state were you in after 5hrs?
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  20. running a put-the-condom-on-the banana contest to raise money for charity

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    1. Dinah: Actually I believe that this sort of activity may be more suitable for the humble cucumber... bananas can go a little soft.
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  21. I stomped one flat because I couldn't get it to peel. Yep. Not the smartest thing I ever did, but I was really hungry and it was useless unless I could get that peel off.

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    1. Mr Steve: Had all your knifes been confiscated?
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    1. John: I watch them go black and die in the fruit bowl - the ultimate in fruit cruelty.
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  23. Soory I'm so late, I thought your blog had gone into hibernation for the winter.

    The worst thing I've done to a banana? Well, since this is a decent family blog, personally recommended by the Women's Institute and Good Housekeeping, I couldn't possible mention anything sexual or non-dietary. So I shall keep a discreet silence.

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    1. Nick: Just as well, Nick... I wouldn't want my new readers to be upset by your gutter talk... I am still trying to soothe the nerves of WI member, Ivy Pembleton, after your comment about the best use for a pair of blancmanges, a camera with a long focus lens, and a Duchess of Cambridge look-a-like.
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  24. Made a banana cake that wasn't as good as my mothers.

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    1. Jody: I bet it was! And I bet that your daughter one day says the exact same thing.
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  25. The worst thing I've SEEN involving a banana was a tortoise slowly masticating its brown soggy pulp
    You don't want to know the details .....

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    1. Macy: Oh, I have seen this too! I thought it was quite cute!!
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  26. Beside eating it plain and simple, I don't like bananas. My grandmother made once a "Gâteau renversé aux banane avec caramel" that was quite delicious.

    As for Halloween and Christmas, we've only kept the cooking part of these festivities cause we love to eat so much!!!

    Happy to hear things are getting back to normal, sort of!

    Hugs
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    1. Jon: Apologies, Jon, I have left you dangling at the bottom of my comment box...
      Indeed... these food festivals see us through winter and give us an excuse to store fat.

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  27. I've done this to a banana. Use the inside peel to buff up leather. Mix honey and a banana for an instant facelift, mash ingredients together and smooth on your face, leave for an hour and rinse off.

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    1. Mitzi: You are very clever, Mitzi...
      Does the peel buffing method make your corsets smell of banana though?
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  28. What's the worst thing I have done to a banana?

    Let it ripen to a rich brown till it was inedible. Thus the banana missed its destiny (my stomach).

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    1. Ursula: Well, I'm not surprised. The banana has such a small window of opportunity... they have to be 'just so' before being eaten.

      Hello and Welcome!

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