Banana Harvest Time!

Yves is cutting off the bananas

Yves is cutting off the bananas

Today was the day to harvest our bananas, as we had noticed that some of them already began to turn yellowish. So I cut the bananas from the stem.

Yves carries the bananas. They are pretty heavy.

Yves carries the bananas. They are pretty heavy.

The fruits were quite heavy as there were many of them this time.

The harvest was quite good this time.

The harvest was good this time.

Look at how many bananas we got from our plant!

Yves peels the banana trunk

Yves peels the banana trunk

As you perhaps may know, the banana plant will die after having made the fruit and that’s why we always cut it down when we harvest the bananas. But we’re also using the trunk, that’s why I had to peel it down to the white, solid core.

Yves is cutting the banana tree trunk in small pieces

Yves is cutting the banana trunk in small pieces

The white, solid core of the stem needs to be sliced into small pieces to be able to prepare one of our favourite dishes: Banana stem Curry. You can find one of the recipes for it here.

The banana stem pieces are ready to be washed

The banana stem pieces are ready to be washed

When the banana trunk pieces are cut, they have to be washed and stirred with a wooden stick to remove as many fibres as possible.

The banana trunk curry is bubbling in our pot

The banana trunk curry is bubbling in our pot

After boiling the banana trunk pieces, rinsing them and then adding them back to the spice mix, our banana stem curry is bubbling in our kitchen. 😛

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