Tu Bishvat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shvat, which usually falls somewhere between late January and mid-February on the Gregorian calendar, is basically the Jewish Arbor day. It marks the "New Year for the Trees," at which the age of trees is counted for tithing in the land of Israel.
Planting trees and eating and blessing the Seven Species of Israel (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranate, olives & dates) are among the most common observances of this holiday.
I have put together a special gourmet Tu Bishvat menu, which falls out this year on Shabbat--Friday Night 1/29-Saturday 1/30.
Avocado Salad with Jicama
Chicken with Currants
Steamed Broccoli Florets
Double Pecan Pie
An assortment of dried fruits and/or nuts
**All recipes on Kosher Cookbook App**