|FRESHLY BAKED CANARY ISLAND BANANA BREAD.|
Now everyone knows (don't they?) that peanut butter and bananas are delicious. So I figured peanut butter spread on Canary Island Banana Bread would be even better. That was my breakfast today. It was even better than I imagined.
Sticking to my peanut butter theme for the next meal (but foregoing the banana bread), San Geraldo made me PB&J — a peanut butter and jelly (actually orange and elder flower marmalade) sandwich. Of course, San Geraldo's version looked nothing like any PB&J sandwich I've ever had. Anywhere.
|PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY (PB&J) A LA SAN GERALDO.|
Between breakfast and lunch, we went downstairs to Café El 90 for coffee. San Geraldo bagged up a loaf of banana bread as a gift for the owners Domenique and Yvette, and the cook, Vanessa.
Note: The following information might be helpful before you read further.
• San Geraldo is half Norwegian.
• The Norwegian word for cake is kake (sounds a bit like kah-kah).
• The Spanish word for poop is caca (sounds exactly like kah-kah).
Every morning, San Geraldo scoops out the cats' litter box, bags up what he scoops in a clear plastic bag, and takes it downstairs to the trash. I don't even like carrying the bag because I can smell the cat poop right through it. In addition, if I do take the poop downstairs, I seal it in an opaque bag, so no one knows what I've got.
It's one of the many 'subtle' ways in which San Geraldo and I differ.
This morning, San Geraldo took the bag of cat poop in his right hand and headed out the door. However, in his left hand was the bagged-up banana bread, which he was about to switch into his right hand along with the bag of poop. Of course, I stopped him.
"Jerry, don't do that! Give me the bread!" I whined.
He laughed and responded, "What?!? I've got kake and I've got caca."
As I took the banana bread from him, I muttered, "Damned kids."
I searched for The Muppets' version of the "Peanut Butter & Jelly" song. I couldn't find it. I think this is even better...
Note: My sister Dale and I were very young when Harry Belafonte first made the "Banana Boat Song" popular. Our disabled cousin, Stevie, who adored Dale, thought the lyric was "Dale" and not "Day-O." He wanted the song played every time he saw her.