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meskarune

Latina, currently living in Finland with my SO. I love orchids, cacti, bromeliads and palm trees. I have indoor houseplants and a balcony garden.

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2023
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meskarune

I cut off half the leaves to use for BBQ ribs. The ribs are smoked for 2 hours then wrapped in banana leaves and cooked another hour. The leaves give it a nice flavor and work like wrapping in foil or parchment.

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jacaranda

That’s an interesting idea 😋

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columbiariver

Wow, sounds delicious 😋

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meskarune

@jacaranda My family is from Puerto Rico and cooking with banana leaves is common there. They give food a really nice flavor and hold in moisture. The wax on the leaves also makes them naturally nonstick!

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2022
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meskarune

The leaves are starting to get really big

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meskarune

My banana tree is also doing really well considering how dark the winters are near the arctic circle. #banana

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2021
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meskarune

Planted in a self watering pot in cactus/citrus soil mix. Kept constantly moist.

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