Not without my Bananas

Ulla Hennig

Bananas. Photo: Ulla Hennig

I like them. I eat them in the morning for breakfast, cut into slices, put into a bowl with some fresh yoghurt. They taste marvelous. I eat them in the afternoon, instead of chocolate, enjoying their sweetness.

You can carry them easily with you. You don’t have to wash them. You don’t get your fingers wet as with oranges. Peeling them is easy. And – what’s important for me – they don’t cause any allergic reactions.

What is your favorite fruit?

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

11 responses to “Not without my Bananas”

  1. serendipity hopeful says :


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  2. Ken Allan says :

    Tēnā koe Ulla!

    I share your pleasure with the banana. Chopped on cereal as a breakfast, it is splendid. But there are many other things that one can do with this wonderful food.

    Did you know that green bananas can be boiled, mashed with a bit of butter, salt and pepper and be served a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes? I would challenge anyone who is not a connoisseur of the green banana to know the difference.

    Rich in potassium, other minerals, fibre, protein and sustaining unrefined carbohydrate, there is no other finer food, except perhaps the potato, that presents such a splendid, well rounded cornucopia of dietary elements.

    But the banana knocks the potato into a cocked-hat when it comes to versatility. What cullinary genius could ever serve potato as a delectable dessert with such subtle roundness of flavour and texture as the banana? Or use the potato as an aromatic bouquet like the champion fruit in a banana loaf?

    Sliced and pinned on a stick, the fruit can grace a cocktail beach blonde or avalanche.


    Catchya later
    from Middle-earth

  3. Robert Hruzek says :

    As soon as I saw this image, my mouth began watering as I remembered my last banana – just yesterday!

    Sweet, Ulla!

  4. Urban Panther says :

    I would have to say bananas as well. BUT they have to be just the right consistency. Not hard and green and definitely not soft and mushy. There is about a 1 or 2 day window of eating opportunity with bananas because they go from hard to mush so quickly.

  5. Ulla Hennig says :

    @Ken Allan,
    I like the comparison between potatoes and bananas!
    I am glad you like the picture!
    @Urban Panther,
    I absolutely agree – not soft and mushy! I try to buy them a little greenish, then they will be okay the next day.

  6. Janice Cartier says :

    I love bananas, in that window of time too. Then they go into banana bread. But I really love raspberries and fresh summer peaches. And blueberries…. and strawberries.. and…blackberries….I could live on fruit and yogurt.

  7. Paul C says :

    Several apples a day, an orange, and a banana makes my day peachy.

    I also love your photograph. Any special effects at work?

  8. Alina Popescu says :

    I’ve never really had an all time favorite fruit! It depends on the year, season, month or even day. Sometime I just can’t stop eating one and then forget about it for a few months or more. But bananas are always making a comeback 🙂

  9. Ralph says :

    Hello, Ulla,
    Don´t forget that bananas were the differentiator between West- and East-Germany in times of the partition of Germany! In East Germany, they were very hard to get, and if, they were of low quality from Cuba and Africa. They were not missing in any parcel to East Germany or at any visit.

    So bananas were symbols of political distinction, as well.

  10. vanidiana says :

    Hi, Ulla, first time here!
    I live in Indonesia and just love bananas very much too! My family and I often eat fried banana; you cut the banana, put them into flour dough with some sugar, egg, and a little water and then fry them. They just taste great! We eat them while relaxing with a cup of tea in evening time.

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