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Friday, April 4, 2014

D is for Dates


Dates.  Odd fruits, these.  They seem like they should be like prunes are to plums, but they're not. 

This were one of several adventures in grocery shopping I had for this challenge. I've eaten these before, but they came in a bag of trail mix!   These were displayed in a large box with tongs in the produce department at Kroger.  I used the tongs to grabs some and put in a bag for the cashier.

Instead of some fancy recipe, I remembered reading in one of my smutty historical romance novels that they had dates stuffed with almonds at dinner. So I thought I'd try it!


I learned that there are pits in dates.  
So I sliced them down the side and popped the pit out with the tip of my knife. 

Then I folded 2 almonds into the opening.  

Overall, they were pretty tasty.  Dates are dense and only a little sweet, so they went very well with the salted almonds I used to stuff them with.  It was a nice light but filling snack. 

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    1. I don't think they're something I'd have in the house all the time, but they were interesting to try.

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  2. Oh I love dates. I make raw brownies with them and people are so surprised to learn ... afterwards of course ... that they are made with dates.

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    1. raw brownies? I've made brownies with applesauce before, so I believe it can be done. I bet they're really rich tasting!

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