From The Winter Vegetarian by Darra Goldstein, (published by HarperCollins, 1996). If you haven't read that book, check it out! It will make you feel better about winter. This recipe uses twice the amount of dates as a typical date loaf. The author credits the original recipe to her sister. I reduce the amount of sugar to 1/2 c. and use 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour plus 1/4 cup ground flaxmeal to make this a bit healthier.