Tu B’shvat falls on the 15 of Shevat and as the kids' school song goes – it starts "a new year for the trees". It is customary to eat fruit on this day, particularly fruit that are singled out by the Torah in it’s praise of Israel. These fruit are grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive and dates. In addition, we customarily eat a new fruit that we didn’t eat the entire season so that we can recite the blessing of Shehecheyanu.
Chocolate Fondue by Cook350
Dried Fruit Chicken Roll up by Cook350
Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins by cluborganized
Fig Scones by fredericks
Truffled Grapes by fredericks
Pastrami- Wrapped Dates by marnief
Olives with Za'atar by kosherfoodie
Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cake by chossid
Why barley? The Torah lists seven species two grains and five fruits: Wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranates, olive (oil), and date (honey).
Barley Bake by bryjenhart
Barley Pilaf by AidelK
Do you have a new fruit? Try these:
New Fruit Pavlova by Bitayavon
Kumquat Manderin Citrus Salad by kitchentested
Did you miss our pomegrante post? Click here.
Photos by Dan Engongoro