Tag: Dates

Nigerian Cuisine

In Season: Fresh Dates

My first taste of fresh dates left the taste of disappointment heavy on my tongue, my lips. It was the first time I’d tried them. Seen them close-up, so when I saw them on an enamel tray in Lagos traffic, I ‘dived’ for a bag. At N200. These fresh dates were yellow with light brown freckles, […]


Date Caramel, Three Ways

Last year, I discovered date caramel/ toffee thanks to santifood co. It quickly became my everything – spoonfuls in tea, spread on bread, with yogurt and on and on. This discovery led me to make a spiced version that’s amazing – sweet, fragrant and full of flavour. Like chai tea? Look no further. Like sweet […]