Monday, September 19, 2016
We saw fresh dates for sale at our neighbourhood Persian store. I was marvelling at my first sight ever of fresh dates (as opposed to the dried shrivelled up ones), Serena excitedly announced that we needed to get some so she could try out this Groovy Greek recipe that requires fresh dates.
"You know a recipe?!"
Of course she does! Glad to know she retains some knowledge of what she reads, something that doesn't seem to be happening for her aging mother.
Following the Groovy Greeks' instructions, we pitted the dates, stuffed them with walnuts, and boiled them in honey. Serena got all fancy and added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
She got even fancier, whipping out her little antique book Iliad and started reciting the epic poem. Groovy!
The sweet concoction is quite heavenly and very... uh, sweet. Did the Groovy Greeks have very many cavities, we wonder?