We decided to build a fun food palace. Simple when you have bananas and strawberries!
Here is the recipe in images
- Kiwi fruit
- Sunflower seeds
1. Start with a banana base for the palace.
2. Add the start of the central towers.
3. Then a little extra (which I elongated later).
4. Put on the side towers.
5. Then the central tower.
6. Give the towers strawberry turrets.
7. Then windows and a door.
8. Some kiwi grass and sunflower gravel (or is it water?).
9. Add a flag to finish.
The banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genusMusa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic (seedless) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used.
Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between “bananas” and “plantains”. Especially in the Americas and Europe, “banana” usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the main exports from banana-growing countries. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called “plantains”. In other regions, such as Southeast Asia, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so the simple two-fold distinction is not useful and is not made in local languages.
This can extend to other members of the genus Musa like the scarlet banana (Musa coccinea), pink banana (Musa velutina) and the Fe’i bananas. It can also refer to members of the genus Ensete, like the snow bananas (Ensete glaucum) and the economically important false bananas (Ensete ventricosum). Both genera are classified under the banana family, Musaceae.