Thai Farmer Brand Oven-Dried Baby Finger Banana

If you ever need to eat 17 bananas in a hurry, I recommend these delicious morsels from Thai Farmer. As you approach the checkout lanes at Jay International from the tea aisle, they are near the end of the cookie shelf.

These li’l bananas are chewy, sweet and sticky, and they reminded me of dates. I have not tried to prepare anything with them yet (because I ate them all) but the flavor is very strong banana. I think they’d work well in a number of applications. Give ’em a shot. I bet the kids will love them, and maybe I’ll let you know what my niece thinks in an update.

Malsena Self Raising Flour

I have an urge to go out and have twenty short, frivolous conversations with a variety of people. I kinda miss just picking a few local spots to visit and seeing what happens.

I would go out tonight, sit with coffee and write in some place that’s too loud for writing, just to see who I end up talking with. But many of my streets are ice-glazed impassability. And it’s quite cold.

I bought good, high-protein Malsena Lithuanian flour for pizza dough at Jay International today. At 23%, I believe I’ll get some good stretch and crunch going. I don’t usually buy self-rising flour, but this was the highest high-protein flour I could find for the dough.

I also grabbed some beat up, near-free shiitakes and peppers. With mozzarella, ricotta, and some herbs, I think it’ll be a nice pie.

Jay International Foods will be closed for renovation next week, but I have a sizable backlog of photos, product descriptions and tips to share. So, please return if you enjoy these digital outings.

The Twee Folk Movement

The twee folk movement
(The jug bands rolling on E)
Gave us Mumford and Sons.

Banjoes and oboes!
Hey! Beverly Quillbilly,
Shout ‘nope’ and whistle!

Bow your bendy saw.
Syncopate your tympani.
All the world is song!

Earnest affection
And whispered affectations:
Self-care dialects.

New album coming.
Zooey Deschanel is our
Esteemed producer.

Songs about waffles
And American Spirits,
Wistful, candied brunch.

We battle ennui
By bottling it, my guy.
We feel things heavy.

Revolution in
Skinny jeans, literally
Muted consonants.

A distant kazoo
Gives the signal to attack
While whistling sweet things.