The Iraqi Family Cookbook

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Fresh Dates

Every Summer, during this time, I make a special trip to the Middle Eastern grocery store looking for fresh dates on the stem. They usually come in the market in mid August. They are crunchy and not too sweet. When I keep them on the kitchen counter for few days, the dates ripen and change color to light brown and taste very sweet.
Sometimes, I freeze a bag of them for use in the winter. These yellow dates turn light brown when I freeze them. They taste like candy!