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Old 04-02-2008, 11:36 AM   #11
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I made a great pasta salad once using chopped dates, oxaca cheese, nuts (I think Pine)
and a if I remember correctly my cilinatro based pesto....

I wish I wrote down what I did... I always think I will remember how I made stuff but I never do... and then I cant re-create.

dates are great though.... they are really nice paired with cheese....

I would go with something soft like brie... or a tangy runny bleu... maybe drizzeled with some honey too slather that on some hearty crackers or a crusty bread.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:48 PM   #12
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I never knew they would go bad. Guess I've used/eaten them too quickly to notice.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:52 PM   #13
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I have no idea if they will go bad to be honest.

The ones I've been getting are pitted...so they could easily have mold inside of them and I wouldn't know and that just grosses me out...
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:45 AM   #14
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I love dates-- they're so wonderful. I like to use them in place of sugar in muffins. Or just reduce the sugar (they're so sweet) and toss some chopped dates in the batter. I also have a recipe for a swiss chard with dates and pine nuts that's very good, if you want it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:58 AM   #15
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I found a recipe in a magazine this afternoon for a Self-saucing Sticky Date Pudding. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I will PM it to you.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:42 AM   #16
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I would go for muffins or fruit cake. One year we dipped dates in chocolate and then gave boxes away as presents.
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