For centuries they have long been a source of sustenance for many people not only in the Middle East, but the world over. In this holy month of Ramadan, many muslims around the world start their day before sunrise with a few date fruits and break their fast at sunset in the same fashion.
I have loved dates since I was a little child living in California where some date varieties are locally grown, however, they fell off my radar during my young adulthood for some unknown reason. Recently, I’ve been longing for breakfast foods and snacks that are slow burning and full of good energy. Something hearty to fill me up and suppress my appetite during those gaps between the big meals.