Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Today is Tu B'Shevat!

Birthday Party for the Trees at imabima.blogspot.com

In honor of Tu B'Shevat, we had green pancakes for breakfast. Aren't they pretty cooking?

I made a tree out of them. Yes, that's chocolate syrup. Why not celebrate? (Hey, chocolate comes from trees, technically!)

The funniest part: David refused to even let me do it. I had to dye only the end of the batch and I *had* to eat them myself! They were yummy.

Maybe I'll try green eggs next. How are you celebrating Tu B'Shevat today?
Check out the Festival of the Trees
Read this post on To Plant or not to Plant at the Jew and the Carrot
Try Reiza's post on Tu B'Shevat

A final green giveaway...

In honor of Tu B'Shevat (the Birthday of the Trees) and the commitment to the earth that the holiday brings with it (read more here and here), I am so excited that b.happybags is giving away one of their gorgeous reusable shopping bags to one of my lucky readers!!! (Isn't it pretty???) All domestic materials and made right here in the U.S.A. Gotta love it.

How can you win?

1. Make a comment here or yesterday's Tu B'Shevat posts. How are you "going green"? What is your green legacy...? This is your entry! You can enter each day - once per day.

2. For an extra entry, post on your blog or tell a friend about this giveaway and b.happybags and link back to me.

Use my button:
<a href="http://imabima.blogspot.com"><img src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/imabima/tubshevatparty.jpg" border="0" alt="Birthday Party for the Trees at imabima.blogspot.com"></a>

3. Don't forget to give me a way to get in touch with you if you win!

4. This giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9pm Central Time. Winner will be announced Wednesday morning!

My Previous Tu B'Shevat Party Posts:
Go Vegetarian and be green?
For the Love of the Trees
Waste Not...
Facts About Trees
Tu B'Shevat Haiku


Stacy said...

Love your green pancake tree, very cute!

Reiza said...

Very cute pancakes. It's the Yid version of Green Eggs and Ham. :-)

And wow, a link to me? Coolness. Thanks so much. I went back and added your button at the top.

The Egel Nest said...

We celebrated Tu'bishevat by planting a small mint shrub in Sammy's shalom Chaverim tot Shabbat class :)

We are saving lot of gas by not going out in this horrible cold! That is KINDA green!

The Egel Nest

ikkinlala said...

The pancakes are a little strange-looking on their own, but the tree is sure cute!

I've been "going green" lately by buying the organic food box through my university. I'd be buying (mostly) organic at the store anyway, but the bulk purchases save on packaging too.

Maya said...

That pancake tree is cute! I don't see why chocolate and pancakes can't go together!!!

mandaroo63 said...

I love your green tree pancakes, those are awesome!!!

Reiza said...

Oh, oh, oh, it's another day. So I'm commenting again. I REALLY want to win one of those bags.

I'm trying to stay green by my desperate attempts at keeping the big kids' Tu B'shevat plants alive. I can't guarantee anything, though.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The pancakes rock. And since I have a recipe that I love for chocolate pancakes and a chocolate sauce to go with them, I am the wrong person to criticize your tree trunks!

No celebrations here; I'm trying to keep from blowing a gasket.

shell said...

what a beautiful bag! puts my reusable bags to shame! we started going green a few months back feels good!

bella said...

Love, love love the green pancake tree. :)

Marci said...

Happy Tu B'Shevat to you!! Hope you had a happy day. I took a nice (slow) walk today, and really appreciated the beauty, even in the winter, of the trees. Sure wish I could've been at a Seder, though!!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

love the pancake tree. so creative! :) and i'm digging your green plates too. i love green. :)

Mamacita said...

The green pancakes with chocolate syrup were such a great idea. :) I have to make sure my son doesn't see that post or he'll be asking for that for breakfast!

SAHMmy Says said...

What a fun Mama you are! My Dad always made us blue or pink pancakes for our birthday...still trying to win hubby over on that tradition!