If you aren’t up for a full-on seder this Tu B’Shevat, why not a noshing party without all the fuss of sit-down dinner? These festive recipes (dairy) feature the seven species of Israel to give thanks for the earth’s bounty.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Quinoa Salad with Grilled Scallions, Favas, and Dates
Fig, Gorgonzola & Honey Tartines
Almond & Brown Sugar Pumpkin Bread
Little Date Puddings with Salted Caramel Sauce
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch from recipe.com // Quinoa Salad with Grilled Scallions, Favas, and Dates from Delish.com // Olive Tapenade from The Cooking Photographer // Fig, Gorgonzola & Honey Tartines from Tartlette Blog // Almond & Brown Sugar Pumpkin Bread from Running with Tweezers // Little Date Puddings with Salted Caramel Sauce from Gourmet Traveller.
Staying with the casual theme, stick with neutrals for a distinctly un-stuffy feel. Some seasonal and easy to assemble accents add to the festivities.
Wine Barrel Stave Candle Centerpiece ($48) from Viva Terra; Dark Driftwood Candelabra ($249) from Viva Terra; Spanish Oak Sugar Mold Votive Holder ($69) from Save on Crafts; Recycled Glass Stemmed Votive Holders ($14-18) from Pier 1; Grape Centerpiece from Martha Stewart Living; Venezia Pedestal Bowl ($49) from Williams-Sonoma; Dinera 18-piece Dinnerware Set ($29.99) from IKEA; Black Gold Silk Pillars ($7.98-9.58) from Pier 1; Bark Hemstitch Napkins (4 for $15.96) from World Market; Twig Flatware Set ($39) from West Elm; Trees with Bird Meta Accents ($55) from Home Decorators; Burlap Table Linens ($20-40) from Horchow Collection.
Don’t forget the funnest part…the blessings! Brush up on the appropriate blessings for each food on the Tu B’Shevat Primer.