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help seeding and chopping dates

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No, I can't find chopped dates anywhere.  I have to do my own.  I'm making three fruitcakes (UK Cristmas cakes) for christmas and there are a LOT of dates to cut up.  I hate it.  The knife sticks, the dates stick.  Dipping in hot water - yeah, but every half a minute.  Is there a trick?  (get an assistant?) 

I have little hope but maybe someone has some idea.  (flouring them? squashing them?)

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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Sprinkle knife with icing sugar before cutting the dates.  Not too much or it turns to gunge on the knife.

I snip them with scissors!

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