It's a good thing I like dates! Hubby went to Dubai on a business trip the other day and brought back this lovely box.
It is filled with dates -- some are stuffed with pecans, almonds, lemon peel. Delish!
There are tons of date trees to be found in this country, but the crazy thing is, there's no date manufacturing company. All of the dates we buy at the grocery store are brought in from Saudi Arabia. And most of the ones you find on the trees here will be left to dry up and fall to the ground. Just doesn't make any sense to me at all.
One of my co-workers had someone harvest the dates from her trees. She gave me a package of them today.
Along with a container filled with homemade date mahmoul (cookies). My absolute favorite! Dates are a perfect snack when you are looking for something sweet. Great with a cup of green tea.
Hope your day is filled with sweetness! Friendship blessings, Tammy