Happy Birthday, Trees!

Today is a special holiday for all nature-loving people – the New Year of the Trees. Enjoy this fantastic selection of Tu b’Shvat recipes from an awesome blogger Miriam – from the Land of Israel to your table!

Israeli Salad

Giveret David is shaking a little blue and white box with the letters JNF on the side. “Tzedakah!” We hear stories from her many years spent in Israel, about kibbutz life, halutzim draining the swamps, planting trees, and singing “zoom gali gali,” and dancing the hora wearing triangular sun hats and short shorts. When the stories are done, a small paper bag is dropped onto each desk. It’s the same every year. I already know what to expect inside. Tu B’Shvat means carob. Really dry carob. Really hard and dry carob. But it’s carob from Israel, so they give it to us every Tu B’shvat. And usually carob chips. Even though they’re not as good as real chocolate, I can eat those. The hard, dry carob in a pod—forget it. It’s a good thing my father likes it. Do Israelis all have teeth of steel? I wonder. Well, happy Tu…

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. exoticnita54 says:

    That’s a really beautiful arrangement of fruits

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Nita, and the credit goes to Miriam!

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  2. spearfruit says:

    Thanks for the great info Dolly. Didn’t know we had a birthday dedicated to trees? Well done. Gary

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    1. Thank you, Gary. It’s a traditional Jewish holiday that has spread and become international.

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  3. KR says:

    How do you know about these special days 🙂 🙂 ? But Tree Days is for me. Thank you for sharing. Now I know 🙂

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    1. The New Year of Trees is a traditional Jewish holiday that has spread all over the world and became celebrated by all who want to be in touch with nature. We celebrate it according to the Jewish lunar calendar, rather than the regular calendar, but it really doesn’t matter. It’s the idea of connecting with trees, plants, and other growing things that make life beautiful! 😻

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      1. KR says:

        Very good and right holiday . Thank you for sharing 🙂

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      2. My pleasure, dear friend!

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  4. atkokosplace says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipes. I can’t wait to try them out. I LOVE TREES! Happy tree day! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Koko! Have a lovely day!

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