AFAM – November – Dates

WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES A VERY HAPPY DIWALI! Hope you have a wonderful, fun filled time!
Onto the post now… πŸ™‚
The time has come for me to host a blog event – My very first blog event. I am both excited and nervous. Do lend me your support and help me make it memorable and successful…

AFAM (A Fruit A Month) is a wonderful event started by Maheswari of Beyond the Usual, to highlight fruits. Till now, AFAM has seen Banana, Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Watermelon, Peach, Lychee, Grapes and Strawberry. Needless to say, our wonderful blogger friends have brought out the best in all of them.

This month, I have chosen DATES! Back home in India, Dates are very common. But if you are wondering where to find it here, look no further than the dry fruit sections in your grocery stores. Popular brands like Dole and Sun Maid offer both pitted and chopped dates.


Though fresh date fruits are available in the markets seasonally, the dried version is more common. Fresh dates ferment very quickly, while dried dates have a longer shelf life.

So, roll up your sleeves and create wonders with dates!

The rules and guidelines are as follows:

1. Prepare a dish using fresh or dried Dates in any form.

2. Post the recipe in your blog from now till December 1st, 2007 and provide a link to this post. Non-bloggers can directly send me an email with the recipe and picture.

3. Send me an email (chandrika@inbox.com) with your blog name, blog link, perma link of your post and the picture of the recipe. Please use ‘AFAM-Dates’ as the subject in your email.

Do not bother about resizing your pictures. Send them to me as is.

I am eagerly looking forward to all of your wonderful entries to make my first blog event a success!

Thank you all in advance!

36 thoughts on “AFAM – November – Dates

  1. Chandrika!!I already know what to make already and send it over to you. It was in the finals of britains best dish, loved the recipe but didn’t give it a try till now!! so my first attempt on it for your event!!


  2. Happy diwali dear! WOW! that is a wonderful thing – your first blog event…. I don’t know of anything that can be made with dates as of now, but i do want to participate in your event … let me browse thru some stuff πŸ™‚


  3. Thank you Shiva Priya! Happy Diwali to you too!Thank you Asha! πŸ™‚Thank you Seema! I will be looking forward to your entry!Happy Diwali to you too Vidhya dear! Take your time..


  4. Great idea! I am new at blogging and I would love to participate. I am in Israel – the land of milk and honey….and DATES!!!Thanks for a great idea!Good luck and happy holidays!


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