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A New Way to Look at Your Food

by on Jul.19, 2010, under Miscellanea, Yummies

Ever wonder what your favorite fruits or vegetables looked like inside before you hacked into them? Well wonder no longer. The site InsideInsides has a set of MRI videos showing scans of several popular foods. Warning: it does take a few seconds to load all of the animation. One they are going though, it is so cool!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods

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Over-ripe Bananas?

by on Apr.05, 2010, under Yummies

Have over-ripe bananas? I had two left from a large bunch I bought at the local farmer’s market and I just hated the idea of throwing them away simply because I had no longer been in the mood to eat bananas. I did a little searching and found this easy and lovely recipe from Kittencal’s Kitchen (that conveniently also called for some of the blueberries that I had just gotten in my weeks CSA box) and it turned out delicious.  So much so that I even took it into my office to share!

Banana Blueberry Loaf

This will make 1 – 9″ x 5″ loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (or use maple extract)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  4. In a bowl combine the flour with the next 4 dry ingredients.
  5. In a bowl, cream the butter with sugar and vanilla until fluffy (about 4-5 minutes until no sugar granules remain, this is important!).
  6. Add in eggs, and beat well (about 2-3 minutes).
  7. Mix in the mashed banana until combined, then using a wooden spoon mix in the flour mixture just until combined.
  8. Fold in the blueberries.
  9. Transfer to prepared baking pan.
  10. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Original Recipe: Banana Blueberry Loaf

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