Overripe Bananas: The next time one or more of your bananas turns black, peel them and put them in a zippered freezer bag. Once you have a sufficient amount frozen, thaw and make your favorite banana bread or muffins, or drop into the blender frozen when making your next smoothie.
Peeling: Peel a banana from the bottom and you won’t have to pick off the fibrous “strings.”
Storage: Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
Ripen Faster: Store the green bananas in a brown paper bag.