Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fruit on a skewer

The little fruit "trees" in honor of Tu BiShvat  were so pretty that no one wanted to consume them at the all-day archaeology seminar today at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

It is an old Jewish tradition to eat dried fruits on this holiday, the new year for the trees.
But the sellers in the big market in Jerusalem that I just now saw on Israel TV were lamenting the fact that dates and raisins are  about the only ones that are local; all the other dried fruit is imported from Turkey, Hawaii, and Thailand.
Happy Tu BiShvat!


Spiderdama said...

Happy holiday! Looks good:-)

William Kendall said...

That's a different way to have fruit!

Adullamite said...

I can tell you the Israeli 'Halawi' dates I bought from Tesco are delicious!

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't care how pretty they are, I'd eat them.

Hels said...

In Tasmania there are a squillion cherries now for sale. Alas the season is brief and ends rather abruptly at the end of Jan. So why not copy your idea with the dates and dry the cherries? Or make jam from them?

Kay said...

I love dried fruit and I would have eaten one of those skewers. Yum!