Dried Bananas – a Simple Summer Snack

Dry Bananas and Other Fruits for Summer Snacking

Dried Bananas are a delicious and very simple, summer snack. On hot summer days when more time is spent outdoors than in, having lightweight portable snacks to enjoy is essential. Dehydrating abundant summer fruits is a great way to have plenty of portable snacks all summer long. Dried fruits pack easily into pockets, bags and backpacks. Dried Bananas tolerate warm summer temperatures well and are even sweeter when they are dried than when they are fresh.

Dried Bananas

Dried bananas, Bananas sliced, placed on a dehydrator tray and dried.

Many Fruits Can Be Dehydrated

Bananas are just one of the many types of fruits that dehydrate well.
Bananas can be sliced into thin coins and placed on drying trays in a dehydrator, in a conventional oven, or out in the hot summer sun. They can be dried into a soft fruit leather or dried into a crunchy chip. Drying banana slices in a dehydrator, oven, or in the sunshine, can be ready in 8 to 48 hrs depending upon the desired softness or crispiness. Dried Banana slices are a simple summer snack that is lightweight, very portable, and delicious. Apples, Strawberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Kiwi, and Mango all dehydrate well when sliced thin. Dried fruit have rich concentrated flavors. Dried fruit stores very well. Dehydrated fruit can be stored in any airtight sealed container. Dried fruits are a very inexpensive snack if fruit is purchased and dried when fruits are in season and abundant.

Dried Bananas Go Well with Other Dried Fruits

Mix dried Bananas slices with other dried fruits for delicious sweet /sour flavor combinations. Strawberries and Kiwi often have tart flavors when dried. Bananas and Apples often have sweet flavors when dried. Combine fruits to add variety to your snacking.

Enjoy your own homemade dried fruits this summer.

Happy Earth Day 2015

Happy Earth Day 2015!

This is the 45th Earth Day. There are celebrations to enjoy all around the USA.

Earthday.org

Earthday.org is highlighting this year’s 45th Earth Day celebrations and encouraging everyone to participate in an Earth Day event.
http://www.earthday.org/2015

Earth Day 2015 * BigBlueMarble * NASA Image # : GOES-8, Date : 01/01/199

BigBlueMarble * NASA Image # : GOES-8, Date : 01/01/1994

There are Earth Day 2015 events and festivities today and this week all around the nation, here are a few to check out:

Earth Day Festival – APRIL 22, 2015
GLEN ELLYN, IL
The Glen Ellyn Park District and Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group will host its 2015 Earth Day Festival at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse on Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm.
http://www.gepark.org

MI Earth Day Fest – APRIL 24-26, 2015
The MI Earth Day Fest is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations. Participants will be able to shop for green and organic products, check out displays on renewable energy systems, listen to presentations, celebrate with music, dance, activities and great food.
ROCHESTER,MI 48306
Earth Day Evening Party
04/22/2015 5:00 PM • Rochester Tap Room, 6870 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48306
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MI Earth Day Fest Kickoff & Awards Ceremony
04/24/2015 7:00 PM • MI Earth Day Fest – Main Stage (Near Rochester Duck Pond)
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MI Earth Day Parade & Pep Rally
04/25/2015 11:00 AM • MI Earth Day Fest – Main Stage
http://www.migreenteam.com/miedf

Earth Day Festival – APRIL 25, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Earth Day Indiana Festival
Saturday April 25
White River State Park
801 West Washington
Indianapolis, in
http://www.earthdayindiana.org/

Earth Day Festival – APRIL 25, 2015
SHERMAN, TX 75090
Texoma Earth Day Festival 2015
April 25, 2015  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sherman Municipal Grounds
405 N. Rusk, Sherman Texas 75090
http://www.earthdaytexoma.org/ED2015/index.html

Earth DayFestival – APRIL 26, 2015
ST LOUIS, MO
St. Louis Earth Day Festival
Enjoy musical acts, performance art, local and organic foods, climbing wall, and a Metro Bus mural painting.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
10 am – 6 pm
Muny Grounds, Forest Park
http://www.stlouisearthday.org/events/festival/

Earth Day Festival – APRIL 26, 2015
STOCKTON, CA 95204
27th Annual Stockton Earth Day Festival – Bee Aware
A Day of education and fun for the entire family.
Email: stocktonearthday@gmail.com
P.O. Box 4123
Stockton, CA 95204
http://livegreensanjoaquin.org

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First Day of Spring and Solar Eclipse

Today is the first day of Spring.

Also today a total Solar eclipse occurred and was visible if you lived in places like Scotland and Greenland.

Regions of Europe, northern Africa, and northern Asia could see a partial eclipse.

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