A date with my bipolar friend, the date

My father-in-law said, “Ugly was a beautiful dog.” Ugly was the female English bulldog he had in his pre-married life.

Simon Armitage has a poem, You’re Beautiful, I’m Ugly. This could be about a date.

For a while I ordered the Barhi, Honey Dates, and Golden Princess online. Then I got tired of paying shipping on those so I tried the Medjools at Adams Fairacre Farm in Poughkeepsie and discovered they carry a damn fine date.

I eat them plain. I eat them with cheese, I eat them with nuts. Last night I served them to my guests with salted pecans. Heaven. The left overs were for breakfast this morning which is when I shot the picture above.

Medjool Dates stuffed with Salted Pecans

  • Turn oven to 350.
  • Liberally smear butter on a baking sheet
  • Put a single layer of pecans on top
  • Liberally salt with a good sea salt (Maldon is good because of the big flat crystals that are easy to crumble and sprinkle at the same time)
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stir and check and toss some more salt on if you like. Cook until ligthly toasty brown. Check often so they don’t burn.
  • Let cool.
  • Slice dates, remove pit, stuff pecan into date and eat.

4 thoughts on “A date with my bipolar friend, the date”

  1. Well, look at it on the good side, at least he’s not saying “yummy.”

    Been at the medjools lately myself, though not in my favorite way – with cream cheese and black walnuts. Thanks for the reminder to do more than stand there by the cabinet pretending I’m not eating anything.

  2. I also dearly love to consume them with just shelled walnuts and I like them with blue cheese too and actually been eating them with roasted almonds.

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