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I received the following email this morning and wanted to pass it on to the world. A film about bananas? How great would that be?


Thanks for the great blog! I'll be using some of the recipes for the upcoming holidays!!

I'm an independent filmmaker working on a new documentary film about bananas, called CAPTAIN BANANA...

Centered on the life and tropical expeditions of former sea captain and self-taught botanist, Markku Häkkinen, CAPTAIN BANANA celebrates the personal, cultural and environmental significance of bananas. Taking the viewer on a unique journey to Southeast Asian banana festivals, a banana expedition in the mountain forests of China and to the wintery city of Helsinki, the film explores one man’s undying passion for a very misunderstood fruit, and explains why bananas matter to all of us.

If you'd like to learn more about the film, follow it's progress, receive updates, or find out how to support the project, please visit the CAPTAIN BANANA profile on IndieGoGo.com:

(please look at the photos from China/Thailand on the "Updates" page)

At the moment, we are looking to spread the word about CAPTAIN BANANA, so that lots of people know that this exciting project is underway and hopefully some might choose to support the film. That's why I'm contacting you - your blog explores all things bananas and it seems like some of your reader may be interested in this documentary project. If the film seems interesting/relevant/worthwhile to you, it would be a huge help if you posted the link or our widget (it can be found on the IndieGoGo page) onto your blog. OR, if you didn't want to do that, but know a couple of banana lovers who might be interested, then please pass this info onto them... Anything helps!!

If you have any questions or would like any more information about the film, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Take care and thanks for your time!

Ryan White
Director/Producer/Editor - CAPTAIN BANANA

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Psst! The Banana Splits are returning to television!

The secret is out, The Banana Splits are returning to television.

Check out there new website >>> here <<<

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Banana, Apple with Nutmeg and Cinnamon

2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
2 firm large bananas, sliced
2 tart green apples, peeled, cored, chunked
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Vegetable cooking spray
3 tbsp margarine, cut in small pieces
Frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed optional

Stir together bread crumbs, sugars and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in medium bowl, set aside. Combine bananas, apples, orange juice, remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Sprinkle 2 tbsp crumb mixture into bottom of 9-inch cake pan sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Evenly spread fruit mixture over crumbs. Dot margarine over fruit. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over fruit. Bake at 375 F, 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool slightly. Serve warm with topping, if desired.

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Banana Sunset

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Banana Magic!

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Banana Orange Frost

Servings: 1

1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 Banana sliced up
1 cup Orange Sherbert

Mix orange juice, milk, banana and orange sherbert in blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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PB & J Banana Splits

Servings: 1

2 scoops fat-free frozen yogurt or ice cream, any flavor
1 banana, sliced
2 tablespoons Jif(R) Creamy Reduced Fat Peanut Spread
2 tablespoons Smucker's(R) Strawberry Low Sugar Preserves
Smucker's(R) Hot Fudge Sugar Free Ice Cream Topping, warmed according to package directions
Frozen sugar free whipped topping, thawed
Maraschino cherry (optional)

PLACE ice cream in a medium bowl. Top with banana slices.

PLACE peanut butter in a small resealable food storage bag. Microwave 20 seconds or until melted. Knead slightly. Cut a small corner from the bottom of the bag and squeeze to drizzle peanut butter over ice cream.

TOP with strawberry preserves, hot fudge, whipped topping and a maraschino cherry, if desired.

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