Trail mix oatmeal cookies.
(photo credit: MIRIAM PASCAL)
For Tu Bishvat, the New Year for Trees, the family of Miriam Pascal, the author of the recently published cookbook Something Sweet, enjoys traditions that recall those of Rosh Hashana. There are exotic fruits on their tables, and a variety of familiar ones. In addition, the seven species of the Land of Israel are included in their meals.The best known Tu Bishvat custom is serving dried fruits and nuts and using them in baking. The reason is that in the past there was not much fresh fruit available for this late winter holiday.