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Putin and the Alt-Right — Lying Together

By George Harvey Zachary Shahans’s CleanTechnica articles, “How Russian Attacks On Democracy & The USA Relate To Cleantech,” and “Where Does US Democracy Go From Here?” moved me to examine…

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Peaks Matter

Heat stress When calculating how much warmer we can expect it to get, climate models typically use linear projections based on temperature averages, such as annual global average temperatures, daily temperatures that are averages between day and night, etc. Sadly,…

Global fires, droughts and Orwellian Newspeak while Nero fiddles

By Andrew Glikson There was a time when the contamination of drinking water constituted a punishable crime. Nowadays those who willfully ignore or promote the destruction of the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean acidification through the rise in emission of carbon…


Simple Date Spread (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Simple Date Spread (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

As a transplant to the West Coast, I had never had a fresh date before. I never liked the hard, withered dry dates in the bulk bin of my local health food store on the East Coast, but fresh, ripe dates just picked from the tree are juicy and sweet, with a crisp skin that tries to slip off as you eat them. This simple spread makes the most of them.

Simple Date Spread

Quick, easy to make, and delicious, this fresh date spread is a sweet treat to put on bread, ice cream or any other dessert.

  • 1 cup fresh dates
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 tsp. rose water ((OPTIONAL))
  1. Pit the dates, chop them roughly, and pack them firmly into a bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, rosewater (if used), and sufficient pure water to barely cover the dates.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, then purée using a blender.
  4. Store in a jar in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy as a topping for fruit desserts, or as a spread on bread or crackers!

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