Most of you probably don't walk out of your dentist's office and see a date palm with tiny fruits forming, so I thought I'd share these photos with you from a recent trip to Rosh Pina, not far from my home in Northern Israel.
Dates are a big part of life here in the Mediterranean, and we enjoy them in so many ways. I love to bake with sugar-free date syrup, know as silan, and a big dried date spread on a rice cake is a super healthy way to enjoy a little treat. Just be sure to buy the dates called Medjoul, they're the best! Though do open them up before eating as they can be infested.....yuck!
I can't say that I personally enjoy eating fresh dates harvested in the fall, as it's just unfamiliar to me, but I do love how they look, and we often buy a branch full of dates to use as decoration in our succah! When ripe they are golden yellow and just a large version of what you see in the photo here.
That's it for your little peak into life here in the middle east, got some craft projects under way, but no time to photograph them! See ya soon!