In Khor this is that time of the year when you are out doors you find dates and your mouth feels a need to date dates. A bunch of dates hanging from a palm tree is both eye catchy and mouth watering. My love for them dates back to time immemorial. I have disliked the dried dates since I started tasting fresh ripe ones. In childhood dried dates were the only choice available. Now imported fresh dates are not uncommon in Kerala. Dates become ripe during the peak summer season. To my taste buds both red and yellow dates are alike. They are juicy crispy and slightly sweet but, they leave a bit of bitterness at the end. Still on the whole they are tantalizing.
Golden dates nestled on a bed of burgundy dates