Even if you don’t know what pulses are, you’ve eaten them (they’re beans, lentils and peas). January 18 is Global Pulse Day, bringing awareness to the health and environmental benefits of this food.
MAZON’s interactive traveling exhibit, This is Hunger, is coming to town in February. Reserve your (free) tickets, and learn about hunger in the US and what you can do to help.
Recipe of the Week
On Tu b’Shevat, Israelis celebrate their appreciation of nature by planting trees…
Want to celebrate Tu b’Shevat, but not into dried fruits and nuts? Fear not. The seven species were basically made for cocktails. Cheers to whisky (barley) and sparkling wine (grapes) cocktails!
For Tu b’Shevat, Julia challenged herself to use as many parts of the tree as possible. The result was a “whole-tree” apple crumble including fruit, nuts, bark, buds and sap.
It’s time to look to Iraq, Tunisia and Libya for inspiration on what to do with this versatile fruit. Think Iraqi sweet-and-sour pumpkin stew and North African pumpkin dip.
To celebrate Tu b’Shevat, Leah created a rich challah that contains the seven species mentioned in the Bible as well as milk and honey and almonds, the symbol of spring in Israel.