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A Taste of Yellow



Over the weekend I heard about a food blogging event put on by Barb of Winos and Foodies that will show our support for LIVESTRONG Day.

LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) grassroots advocacy initiative to unify people affected by cancer and to raise awareness about cancer survivorship issues on a national level and in local communities across the country.  LIVESTRONG Day 2007 will occur on Wednesday, May 16.

Barb is asking that all of us participate in her event "A Taste of Yellow". The challenge is to make a recipe using some kind of yellow food. I knew right away that I wanted to participate in this worthy event. Cancer has touched each of us in some way or another. We have an Aunt on my husband's side who is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Two of my close friends are struggling with the recent diagonsis their dad's have received regarding prostate cancer. I have several more examples but these three are the ones that are close to us right now.

As I sat in my kitchen trying to decide what yellow food to use, I glanced over and noticed some ripe bananas on my countertop. It is so rare that we have ripe bananas... my kids usually eat a few bananas a day between the three of them, so we go through bananas quickly. I knew right then and there that my yellow food was probably not going to be unique, but it would be tasty! Banana Bread would be my contribution to the "Taste of Yellow" event.

A few months ago Claire at Cooking is Medicine posted a banana bread recipe adapated from the Mitford Series books. Her recipe for Puny's Banana Bread caught my eye and has been on my mind ever since. I made a few adaptations to the recipe. I used half brown sugar and half white sugar. I also used 4 bananas instead of three because that is what I had ripe and in my opinion you can't go wrong with extra banana flavor in banana bread. The last touch was to add just a splash of vanilla. I baked the bread for an hour and it came out of my oven looking and smelling delicious.

I encourage all of you food bloggers out there to participate in Barb's "Taste of Yellow" event. It is just one small way we can all unite to show our support for those friends, family members and strangers who are showing their strength and fighting this awful disease.


One more cause worth supporting...

April 30th is a One Day Blog Slicence in memory of the VA Tech victims as well as victims around the world. Click on the button in my sidebar to find out more. Thank you Suzy for making us aware of this important event.

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 10:15AM by Registered CommenterKristen | Comments23 Comments | References2 References

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Looks delicious.Mixing white and brown sugar to make the cake dark is a great idea.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterasha
I've never been a fan at all of banana bread (I know... I'm odd) but I'm sure yours is amazing. This does sound like a very worthy event. Good for you for participating.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Beth
The color of that bread is amazing! I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and your friends' fathers.. this is a very worthy cause and I'm hoping 95% if not 100% of foodie bloggers out there will participate! =)
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Beautiful! I think you're right about extra banana. The past few times I've made banana bread, the recipes with 3 bananas as opposed to 2 were definitely better. I like adding vanilla, too. Just puts a little something extra in there. It looks perfectly baked...something I'm having trouble with these days. I honestly think it's my wonderful apartment oven.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
What a great event to participate in. I love banana bread and Claire's comment of adding in vanilla sounds extra yummy. I will have to try that.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCountryGirlCityLife
Great photo!!!

I feel neutral about banana bread, but most people I know ADORE it. It might be about time for me to give it another try. :)

Thanks for making us aware of these important blog events!
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten
Ooooh, I'm making baked apples tomorrow with lemon, does that count as yellow?

As always, I'm amazed at your ability to get all this cooking, blogging and kid raising done and still remain sane. I hope that when we decide to have kids, that I'll be a combo of my mom, grandma, sister and you as a mother. :)
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer
I love banana bread! I will definitely have to make this recipe on Saturday. Thank you for info on a day of silence.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGigi
Mmmmm...the texture of that bread looks amazing, all flecked and crumbly. Wish I could have a piece right now!

Great causes. I look forward to reading more about them.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
Hi Kristen Thankyou for your entry. I love banana bread and haven't made it in ages. It's quite a healthy way to start the day though.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara
I've a bowl of overripe bananas beckoning to be used in a banana bread. Your delicious post gave me the perfect incentive. Thanks!
Thank you, Kristen. I will try to participate. That is the day we leave for vacation, but I will try to get it done in advance.
April 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMimi
Kristen - Thanks so much for alerting me to this!

Gotta get my "yellow" beanie cap on and think of some ideas! ;-)

Love the 'Nana Bread. My "Nana" (Grandmother) made a way "wicked" one, hence, I always have called it that.
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercookie jill
I love banana bread, especially toasted with butter! Yours look so good!
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFreya
Haven't made Banana Bread in awhile ... just might be time again.
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCate O'Malley
Kristen, it looks scrumptious!

One can never have (and try) too many banana bread recipes. ;)
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Scarpin
What is even better than the taste of banana bread is the smell. It looks so moist and delicious.
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
What a wonderful event! Kudos to you for participating. And I love banana bread, I am dying to try Not Just Cheesecake's Pineapple Banana Bread recipe. One of these days, anyhow!
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Ok so you know what? I have not had dinner yet and this photo is torturing me! Those slices look like they could just slide out of the photo frame. Maybe if I tilt the screen? Aaaaa! What an amazing looking banana bread.
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAri (Baking and Books)
Thanks for mentioning the one day blog silence! I'll be sure to get it up on mine.

Banana Bread...mmmm... Why is it each time I think I'll start my diet, I run into a mass of bloggers who are baking? I'm going to have to stop clicking the links...
April 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

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