Dates

dates

Ramadan begins on 28 June and there are large displays of dates in all the supermarkets. It is believed that Muhammad ate dates when he broke his fast. Dates are also an excellent source of nutrients for people who have been fasting all day. The supermarket displays include elaborately boxed dates, which are imported from all over – Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia. Dates have long been one of my favourite snacks and often, on a Sunday morning, I will make a batch of date scones for breakfast. I have struggled a bit to find dates in the supermarket but not now with Ramadan approaching. Yesterday I bought a box of almond date rolls (yum!), which are imported from the USA, and was amused to read on the back of the box “Kosher for Passover”. I refrained from laughing out loud!

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