A guest post by Zaylie:
We saw these in the market and thought that they were almonds, or maybe olives, or mushmalla, a sweet fruit we ate in Turkey. Then we looked closer and we saw brownish wrinkled ones. We
thought they were dates, but fresh! The guy at the market told us we could try one, and they were so sweet! They hardly even tasted like the dried dates that get at home! It tasted moist and crispy, kind of apple tasting with honey on it. It is really really hard to explain because there is nothing on the whole world that tastes like it. There was a teensy bitter taste on the first bite that tasted a bit like lemon zest or orange peel. It was so good!
Fresh dates are amazing!I decided it would be cool to try and dry them and see how it would work. It was fun it worked. Here are some pics from the process.