Just a few miles from my house are bunches and bunches of date orchards. Let’s have a look.
These are female date palms; the males do not bear fruit, but produce pollen. There is one male tree for every fifty female trees.
Let’s have a closer look inside those wrappers. Date palms were imported from the middle east, they’re not indigenous to California. The fruit has exotic names like Deglet Noor and Medjool.
The date shake, however, IS indigenous to California, and something very special.
Here is the recipe:
Don’t you just want to go out and get some dates? I like my dates stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. Serious goodness.