Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fresh Pick of the Week: Fresh Dates

You may be used to seeing dried dates available in grocery stores year-round. These sundried, sweet and caramelized versions are in the tamr stage (meaning ripe and sundried).  Now is the short harvest season for dates, meaning you can enjoy   fresh dates from Southern California or Arizona farmers markets in their ripe, sweet and crunchy khalal stage. I tasted my first fresh date a few days ago (a gift from a co-worker!) It resembled and crunched like a miniature apple and was quite delicious! If you live in Southern California or Arizona, go out and grab some while you can at your local farmer's market over the next few weeks.

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