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title pic Tu B’Shevat Recipes and Table Decor

January 16, 2011

Beginning this Wednesday at sundown, and continuing through Thursday, is the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. We mark the day of Tu B’Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Israel: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Here are some gorgeous and delicious recipes using these tasty and healthy fruits! (Just click on the links under the pictures to see the full recipes)

grape-recipes

Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet Onion Salad, Concord Grape Jam Tart, Choco-Dipped Grape Clusters, Rustic Grape Tart, Roasted Cornish Hens and Grapes

fig-recipes

Sicilian Fig Cookies, Fig and Goat Cheese Squares, Fig and Port Tartlets

pomegranate-recipes

Pomegranate Cheesecake, Apple Spinach Quinoa Salad with Maple Pomegranate Vinaigrette

See more pomegranate recipes in this post.

olive-recipes

Olive roll (Mabroomeh b-zeytoon), 7-Layer-Greek-Dip, Feta and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta, Grilled Crostini With Olive Tapenade, Rosemary Olive Bread

dates-recipes

Date Nut Bars, Fresh Dates Laddu, Maamoul (Stuffed Date Cookies)Ginger Date Pudding Cakes with Rum Walnut Toffee Sauce

I am totally in love with this veggie and fruit buffet. What a wonderful way to display your fruit and vegetables on Tu B’Shevat- even the kids would be excited to taste from all the healthy treats!

fruit-and-veggie-buffet-display

Check out more pictures of this beautiful veggie display here.

To learn more about Tu B’Shevat, check out these resources:

Aish.com, Chabad.org, Torah.org

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