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It’s All Gone Sour (snack recipe)

Uploaded: May 13, 2018

Anyone check out the John Legend Easter remake of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar? Boy did that bring back memories of a childhood soundtrack, and I still knew all the words. As kids, we played that album over and over. But the show? I'd give it a B, maybe. It lacked soul somehow. Legend didn’t have the right energy for the part of Christ, the choreography was ok...but didn't really get your giddy on, and the orchestra should have been on the stage, with the show. Maybe the audience rocked it, but it didn't translate to TV like we all wanted it to. Still, I sang along with the whole thang', bought a copy on Itunes, and am rockin' out to the soundtrack tonight. Tim Neeley, I love you.

The song Heaven On Their Minds really stuck in my craw. Re-occurring brain loop - why does it do that sometimes?

Your followers are blind, too much heaven on their minds. It was beautiful but now it’s sour. Yes, it’s all gone sooooooooouurrrrrrruur, ohohohohohohohoho aaahhhaahhaa! YEH eh eh eh eh eh eh! Jeeeeesus it's aaaalaall gooonne sour.

Funny, it reminds me of a super easy snack I call Lemonade Date Bites. As the new blossoms emerge, this is the time of year to rid your trees of the last lemons of the season. But what to do with all that sour? Try this delicious, kid-approved, sugar-free snack and use up the juice from your harvest with lots of puckered-mouth smiles.

Lemonade Date Bites
- makes approx. 16 squares
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
½ cup finely chopped toasted cashews

Add dates to food processor and blend into a paste. Add lemon juice and sesame seeds and combine. Remove and shape into 16 squares. Roll in cashews. Store room temp, or in the fridge.




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Comments

Posted by marciebca, a resident of Esther Clark Park,
on May 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Recipe looks very interesting. Roll in cashews at the end?


Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley,
on May 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm

marciebca,

Yes! and thanks for editing. I just wrote this up and thrive on the support of my editors. This recipe is great. The lemon and date combo tastes like lemonade without the added sugar. I fixed the recipe.


Posted by EXpat, a resident of Old Palo Alto,
on May 18, 2018 at 5:22 am

Laura, I agree with every sentiment of yours of the episode.
Why was band not onstage? Yet, Sara Bareilles sang so beautifully.
Everything's Alrighti is on, every single morning in my house.

LOVE YOU!


Posted by Laura Stec, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on May 18, 2018 at 6:42 am

Laura Stec is a registered user.

EXpat, thanks - I bet I wasn't alone thinking this. I wanted / practically yearned, for so much more from the performance. Fascinating how deep childhood memories can be pulled up from one's inner core, just by a few musical notes.


Posted by Laura Stec, a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge,
on May 18, 2018 at 8:14 am

P.S. EXpat, I did enjoy Sara as well, and perfect song for the morning! You inspired me this AM :)


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