Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Do you like Bananas?

I found this fun recipe book the other day while vintage treasure hunting
and had to have it!

Yes, I do like to eat bananas,  
and even have a few decorative ones around the house.

the real reason I love bananas is....

(photo courtesy of the web)

Miss Chiquita Banana!!

 She was my music teacher at school for many years.
And I loved her!
Of course she taught us to sing the banana song.
"I'm Chiquita Banana and I've come to say, 
Bananas like to ripen in a certain way..."

There were several Miss Chiquita's over the years.  
They served as spokesperson's, made appearances and sang jingles.  
Some were more famous than others.   But this one was my favorite! 

Now, while I go figure out how to make Banana Coconut Rolls, 
I bet you have memories you could share about interesting people you knew.


  1. Yes I love bananas! Especially a peanut butter, mayo and banana sandwich! Yum! Love the ceramic bananas!

  2. That is so cool that your music teacher was Miss Chiquita Banana! I bet you all loved her sooo very much, how fun!

  3. There is life after banana bread!

  4. How fun is that banana recipe book graphic!

  5. Not a fan of bananas. They make me gag. :-(

  6. I love this post. Cute pics. We are a banana lovin' family. For my eldest's 5th birthday she requested a Hawaiian themed party so I made a CD mix with Limbo, Harry Belafonte, and of course, the chiquita banana song! We still sing it around the house. Let me know how that dessert turns out!

  7. Really? your music teacher was miss banana? how cool! I would have bought the banana book, too. :o) I bought a vintage child's singer sewing machine today... why?... I don't know. I just couldn't leave it in the thrift store. I may "ebay" it. :o)

  8. sweet post, gayle. my oldest daughter and i were just listening to jack johnson singing, 'banana pancakes'. we both looked at each other and said, we could both go for that right now (even though it's early evening).

    so fun that miss chiquita banana taught you music.


  9. Loved those old movies with the dolled up ladies. They always reminded me of the Banana Lady. Can't believe you found that great book. Wonderful graphics. Fantastic memory for you. There were teachers that really touched our hearts along the way. Nice to remember them like this...smiles...Renee

  10. I remember my mom having a bowl of plastic fruit- including a banana- in a Tupperware bowl on our kitchen table. In fact, I remember a lot of homes having plastic fruit, or miniature plastic fruit on some sort of topiary on the coffee table. Strange times, those '70s.

  11. I like them but they don't like me.
    I bet she was a fun teacher!


  12. Love bananas...have one everyday! Hugs. xoxo

  13. What a fun teacher she must have been! I love bananas, but especially banana bread.

  14. What a FUN memory!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  15. What a cute recipe book! I love the graphics and I have a feeling I'd love the recipes too. You'll have to make something from it and share it with us.
    Patricia :o)

  16. Cute recipe book. Will you give us the recipe of the banana rolls, please....

  17. What a wonderful cook book
    Your music teacher looks like fun!!!!!

  18. NO WAY!!! You had the best music teacher you lucky gal!

    Carmen Miranda, another fruit wearing gal is one of my favorites.

  19. I like bananas but only by themselves or in a bread. I try to eat one every day for the potassium. Your teacher looks like she was a lot of fun! I don't remember having a teacher like that, mine were old and grumpy. LOL!

  20. Bananas used to be a big hit around here but have had none lately. I like them.

  21. Seriously, she was your music teacher, how fab!
    Like Charlotte I enjoy a banana and peanut butter sandwich, usually toasted. (Elvis always had his fried in butter, so I heard!)
    Not sure about adding mayo to the mix though.

  22. How funny! Yes, I love to bake with bananas! blessings,Kathleen

  23. Gosh, no, I don't think I've known anybody that interesting. Your music class must have been a lot of fun.
    The cookbook is adorable. Such cute graphics. We love bananas at our house.

  24. I love banana's. The recipe book is so cute :) The banana coconut rolls sounds like a very interesting recipe to try.

  25. I love my peanut butter and banana sandwiches. And the odd time, I think some people have gone bananas.! :)
    Lots of hugs Rosemary...

  26. I love bananas raw. Just out of the skin. LOVE that your music teacher was Miss Chiquita Banana. When my sister and I were little we used to say Miss Chiquita Banana over and over again. I am sure we drove my mother crazy!


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