Thursday, 6 January 2011

Tip Of The Day

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Some years back we were all encouraged to go to work on an egg. Personally I prefer to start the day on a banana; it keeps me perky from dawn 'til dusk so I always keep my fruit bowl well stocked and happy.



However, be warned, if you drop any on your sheets or clothing then mop it off with a warm damp cloth to prevent unsightly staining.

55 comments:

Clyde said...

My family were never great breakfast people--but when I married I developed a passion for morning crumpet---on the other hand, my wife liked nothing better than a nice sausage

MJ said...

Unzipping a banana and serving it with custard goes hand in hand.

MJ said...

This fascination of yours with bananas... methinks you've been spending too much time with Beast.

Z said...

I'm fairly sure my breakfast egg was unfertilised.

Nikos said...

There's lots of ways of skinning the fruit - my favourite learnt whilst in Mombassa is The Monkey Method:

1.Hold the banana with the stem pointing downwards.


2.Pinch or push just at the tip (gently) to tear the skin (or use your nail).

3.Peel downwards towards the stem.

Princess said...

Like MJ...I too think you have been spending far too much time with Mr Beastie.

Although i can recommend smushing a banana all over your morning toast and sprinkling it with loads of sugar or a drizzle of honey...

Oh hai MJ...

Dave said...

I always like to start the day off with a bit of crumpet.

xl said...

I'm thinking this is cannon fodder for both MJ and Beast!

MJ said...

@XL: Banana cannon?

Chairman Bill said...

A luncheon truncheon, a beef bayonet or a spam ram is Mrs Chairman's favourite. However, she has been known to dabble with a pork sword on occasions.

MJ said...

Of course sometimes a banana is just a banana.

Oh who am I kidding?!!!

nick said...

I tried going to work on an egg but it was far too small and had no wheels. I decided a car was more practical.

savannah said...

coffee first, sugar! anything else is beyond me. xoxoxox

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Clyde: Did you ever try a sausage on crumpet?

MJ: x2 I am thinking about a banana sandwich... and yes, Mr Beastie's fruit bowl is a very bad influence on me.

Z: I try not to have fertilizer for breakfast. I don't like to soil myself too early on in the day.

Nikos: Oh you are awful, but I like your style!

Princess: Smushing! I will make sure that I use this word today!

Dave: Try peeling a banana for a change.

Mr XL: Poor Mr Beastie... MJ is going to smush him...

MJ: Does a banana canon make smushing easier?

Mr Chairman: Sometimes I have porridge on a stick.
[For further infomation, this is what happens when I dunk my granola bar in my tea]

MJ: A banana is useful for many things... for example, it can be smushed and made into a face-mask.

Nick: You were supposed to wait until a giant bird hatched from the egg, and then you were supposed to fly to work.
Another opportunity missed.

Savvy: Tea first!! And then a big banana.

Sx

the eternal worrier: said...

I like to start the day with "Special Breakfast."

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Was that baked banana served with a fried breakfast? How grotesque!

I like mine finely sliced on crunchy nut cornflakes with single cream instead of milk!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Good. Gods! WV for that last comment was "noncings". What sort of establishment is this?!

EmmaK said...

lol yeah when my mum was first given a banana in 1952 she ate it with the skin on because she didn't know what she was doing. It's hard to think they were once exotic when they are now so ubiquitous - like breast implants - every celebs got em!

Macy said...

Ah yes bananas... but is one ever really enough???

nursemyra said...

I've lost count of the number of posts I've written about bananas. but this one seems relevant to the innuendo your readers are responding with.....

http://nursemyra.wordpress.com/2007/05/03/the-travelling-figure-eight/

Megan said...

I think if I could unzip one I would be a far bigger fan of bananas.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I can't touch a banana unless it's covered in cream

Pat said...

MTL and I frequently share one.

Eryl said...

I like them dunked in very hot chocolate sauce, but that really increases the staining problem, sadly.

Scarlet Blue said...

I will be back later to answer your banana queries... meanwhile, I have some New Year pampering to attend to.
Sx

kyknoord said...

Good advice and penetrating insight as always, Scarlet.

Dave said...

It's just occurred to me that there may be an element of double entendre in this post. In that case I apologise for my last comment, which might be capable of misinterpretation.

tony said...

Sounds A Healthier Option Than My Usual Red Bull Breakfast

Happy Frog and I said...

I always loved the idea and logistics of going to work on an egg. One assumes it would have to be hard boiled or it would get squished, but you would have to hope that your workplace wasn't too far away as I can't imagine them going very fast. I think bananas would be even worse!

Scarlet Blue said...

This is getting silly. This is my third attempt at replying to my comments. And breathe...

Mr Worry: I bet you do!

Mr Devine: I'll have you know that this fine establishment knows the difference between a flannel and a body polishing sponge...
Anyhow... The fried banana is served with a Cadbury's Creme Egg... breakfasts should always be dunkable.

Macy: We can always have seconds.

Miss Nurse: I tried to find an informative clip of the travelling figure eight on Youtube... but Paul McCartney featured...

Megan: Stop buying the ones with buttons. There should be a new velcro variety coming soon.

Lulu: ...and a handful of hundreds and thousands....?

Pat: Goodness!!

Eryl: You are a woman after my own heart...

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kinky: I always like to be of service, and I do it all for free.

Dave: You have a mucky mind, Dave...

Tony: Once apon a time I used to have a bag of crisps for breakfast... but breakfast used to be at 2.30pm.

Happyfroggy: You tie the skins to your shoes and slip-slide your way to work.

Sx

63mago said...

Schokobanane ! NNNggghh ...
Home version for the poor: Peel, slice, ad Nutella, microwave 30 seconds ... counting calories is for the weak!

CyberPete said...

I don't really do breakfast. A glass of Champagne and a couple of vicodin and I'm good to go.

63mago said...

Heldenfrühstück (WWI) was a quart of Schnaps and a cigar.
For some time I had two coffee two marlboro, but that's long gone, heyhey ...

Scarlet Blue said...

Apologies, I missed Emmak...

Emmak: Ick! Always best to peel back the skin... no good to get the pith caught between your teeth.

Mr Mags: I hope that that's nuts and chocolate! Yes, of course it is!

Pete: Very sensible... but try adding a banana... or a bit of bananarama...?

Mr Mags: Actually I have to have two cups of tea and two Silk Cut bafore my brain starts to function.
I am still only half way through this process this morning.

Sx

Dave said...

Sadly that is true. It probably hasn't helped my career.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: but at least it helps get the creative juices going.

Sx

63mago said...

Don't you have it in the UK? MAybe it is not that popular there. Good on toast too. If I'd buy it I would turn into a balloon, one of those sad cases when the crane has to lift the patient out of the partly demolished house ...

wendy house said...

charlotte church recently took up the banana for breakfast but like many of today's youngsters she seems to have forgotten that you should put on a skirt or trousers before leaving the house
http://www.3am.co.uk/upload/image/592x0/70351b93-6317-4adc-b084-96386e776637.jpg

xl said...

All this banana talk may attract Monkees!

LL Cool Joe said...

I can be quite anal about the kind of banana I have for breakfast.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: ...or you would have to call the fire brigade... which is never a bad thing.

Wendy: Looks like Charlotte has a firm grip on her bananas. She is a role model for us all.

Mr XL: You are just a day dream believer.

Mr Cool: Tut, tut, Mr Cool, we'll have less of the smutty talk in this fine establishment.

Sx

CyberPete said...

Well, at the moment I would certainly pick a cruel summer over a frigid winter. That's for sure.

Roses said...

Breakfast?!

No darlings, not at all. Nothing but coffee heads into my stomach first thing. I'd need a few cups to even think about unzipping and bananas.

This could be why I'm single.

63mago said...

You surely think of Princess' Australian firemen.

Scarlet Blue said...

Pete: How about a nibble of Robert De Niro?

Roses: Demand coffee first in exchange for the banana routine. Life is all about bargaining.

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: Either way, I am thinking: hose.
Sx

BEAST said...

I refuse to be drawn into making smutty remarks .
Instead I offer you a banan recipe , make a foil package , slap in you peeled banana , a generous slurp of rum and honey and a knob of butter . Seal the foil package and chuck in the coals of the BBQ while you cook your meats . It will be well cooked and ready to serve with ice cream by the time your ready for dessert (You can chuck it in the oven out of season :-)

Madame DeFarge said...

I tend to prefer porridge in the morning, if I have anything. But I like to greet the day on an empty stomach. Makes the morning muffin so much sweeter.

nick said...

I tried to unzip a banana but I got my finger caught in the zip.

CyberPete said...

I am aware that a dose of protein in the morning is the way to go yet the (strike> sauce (/strike> source of mine will not be coming from De Niro but I wouldn't turn down a hunk of David Boreanaz.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Beastie: No, I insist on doing things properly and although there is a gale force wind blowing, and there is a downpour due, I will set up the BBQ tonight.

Nick: Did you smush your banana?

Pete: It ain't who you do it's the way that you do it...

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Madame D: Apologies! My morning muffin is always sweet... and sometimes dunked.
Sx

CyberPete said...

Like size doesn't matter? A large sausage is always better than a small one.

Scarlet Blue said...

Pete: Especally if it's hot and rolled in pastry. Yum.
Sx