The Perfect Date <3

I was watching OWN Master Class featuring Goldie Hawn.  There was a part of that conversation where Goldie talks about this instance where her dance teacher needed her to be “perfect”.  That simple but fully-loaded word stuck with her and made her nervous and anxious. “Perfection” became this thing that was so unattainable but something that she deeply desired.

Her mom fired back, “What are you doing telling kids they have to be ‘perfect’? There’s no such thing as perfect!” (Paraphrased, cuz I don’t *actually* remember things verbatim).

So, Goldie Hawn hates the word “Perfect”.  And yet, I like to think of things as being “perfectly imperfect”.  I love the weird knots that characterize wood furniture, I love how a tree leaf isn’t the same shade of green throughout.  It’s all just so pretty!

Anyyyways, I think these are the perfect dates.  On their own, I think dates are too sweet butttt, I think the coconut really helps to dilute the sweetness.  Perfectly perfect maybe

  • Pitted medjool dates
  • Shredded dried coconut – divided (some to roll into the dates and some left over to coat)
  • In a food processor, grind dates until they become a sticky mess, transferring the paste into a mixing bowl.
  • Combine dates with coconut – the amounts can vary depending on how dry your dates are, the moisture in the air, etc, so use your own judgment.  I like to aim for a consistency where it’s sticky, but it still holds its shape well.
  • Form mixture into stubby logs (as shown above) or into balls and coat with more coconut.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat.

If your dates are too hard to begin with, soak them in water overnight.

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