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Banana bread try #2

Posted by kat on 08 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Food

Banana bread, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

This was the second recipe I tried last night.

It was much better than the first but I am still bananas over banana bread!

I went to the supermarket today and bought more bananas. I am now on a mission! Now I have a very good reason to blog…

I remember having banana bread when I was younger from Jamaica that was very tasty with a nice crispy top.

BTW.. To both of the recipes I added walnuts and fresh grated nutmeg.

Got a bunch of ripe bananas

Posted by kat on 07 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Food

Banana bread recipe, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

Got home from barcamp and all the bananas were over ripe. So what else can you do with a bunch of bananas besides make banana bread?

The first recipe I made I found on Recipezaar This recipe made 2 loafs. I probably baked it a little bit too much. But this recipe is not as tasty as others that I have tried. I will keep looking for more recipes to try out. I was not too happy about the 3/4 cups of butter!!

The second recipe…. it’s still in the oven.

B&W Pep cake

Posted by mike on 24 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Food

B&W Pep cake, originally uploaded by Mike_n_Kat.

Easter Peps!

St Patrick’s Day - Corn Beef & Cabbage

Posted by mike on 18 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Food

corn beef

For Jamaican’s corn beef and cabbage is also known as Bula-Beef and cabbage.  The corn beef comes in a can.  It is very easy to make.  I open a can of Libby’s corn beef, cut up some cabbage and onions.  First I sautee the onions and cabbage with a little bit of oil, then add the corn beef.  I add a dash of black pepper and some PickaPepper sauce.  We normally eat this with hardo bread or white rice.  This dish is done in less than 10 mins.

When Mike first saw this he was surprised and maybe disgusted by the corn beef in a can.  To me this was normal.  I was not familiar with the “fresh” corn beef.

Yesterday was my first attempt to make this dish in honor of St Patrick’s Day.  I stopped by Publix supermarket on the way home and picked up the ingredience.

I tried to read the package as best as I could but the instructions package was hard to read. First I cut open the package and wash the meat.  Well this was the first mistake.  Then I added cold water and started to boil the meat with the season pack.  I then placed some potatoes to boil in a seperate pot.  Ok, the second mistake.  While these were cooking I started to cut up the cabbage.  I cut them into quarters and cut the core off.  Now this was my third mistake.  Not knowing these things before, I would of striken out. 

After 2 hours of cooking, the review was it was a “good attempt”.

Next year I can do one of these options:
Go to Mike’s mom’s house for St Patricks Day, her corn beef & cabbage is the best
Attempt to cook the dish again with some instructions
Stick to Bula-beef!