Friday, May 30, 2008


I just spent a peaceful afternoon at Longwood Gardens with my mom and daughter. If you are planning to visit to the Brandywine Valley/Philadelphia region anytime soon, I strongly recommend a trip to Longwood. This place is like heaven on earth. Everywhere you look, you are greeted by beautiful flowers, fountains, water gardens and happy people. I feel very fortunate that this world renowned resort is only minutes from my house. It's a great place to reconnect with nature and find inner peace.

On a totally unrelated note, I have a bowlful of overly ripened bananas sitting on my kitchen table. It seems like all of the bananas I buy go from bright green to yellowish black in nanoseconds. Does this happen to you, too? Hugo developed a creative, delicious recipe to put these kinds of bananas to good use.

Whipped Banana "Ice Cream"

1. Peel ripened bananas and place them in the freezer. Allow bananas to remain in freezer for at least three hours.

2. Cut frozen bananas into 3 inch chunks. Place banana chunks in food processor or blender. Process chunks on high speed for 3 to 5 minutes until the are the consistency of whipped cream or soft serve ice cream

3. Serve immediately. Drizzle with organic honey or chocolate sauce. We also love to top our whipped banana "ice cream" with fresh fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds, granola and wheat germ. Try this simple and heavenly dessert this weekend (or whenever you happen to have ripe bananas laying around). You will not be disappointed!

1 comment:

Colleen said...

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