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Bananas

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.

Fruit

To ripen most: Wrap them in newspaper or brown paper bag and put in a warm place for 2-3 days. The ethylene gas they emit will make them ripe. Or, put unripe fruit in a paper bag, close the top, and leave it at room temperature. Check after a few days.  Fruits like mangoes, kiwi, pears and nectarines ripen especially well with this method.