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Tu Bishvat Recipe- "Cooking with the Seven Fruits of Israel"

Tu Bishvat is known as "Rosh Hashanah Lailanot" (New Year for the trees). We celebrate Tu Bishvat by renewing our commitment to save and protect the trees and the environment around us. Check out these recipes using The Seven Fruits of the Land of Israel in honor of Tu Bishvat!



A big pot of barley soup simmering on the stove warms the heart during stormy, rainy weather

  • Half a diced onion
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 2 diced carrots
  • Additional vegetables of your choice such as leeks, kohlrabi, parsley and celery root
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cups water or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup hulled uncooked barley
  • ½ cup presoaked beans of your choice
  • 1⁄3 cup crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon of each basil, oregano and thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon celery-salt (optional)
  1. In a large soup pot, sauté the onions for five minutes or more until translucent.

  2. Add celery, carrots and any other vegetables and continue to sauté for three to five minutes.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients including the liquids and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low.

  4. Allow soup to simmer for at least one hour, stirring occasionally, until the barley is soft and somewhat fluffy.

  5. Adjust the spices according to taste and enjoy!

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Passover with Neshama Center

WE'VE CANCELLED THE PASSOVER SEDER THE LIMELIGHT. If you don't have a place for your seder, please call Dalia and she will arrange something for you 970-925-9568.

Come celebrate the holiday of spring and freedom with us at The Limelight Hotel in Aspen! The first Passover Seder will be on Friday, April 22 at 6:00pm. 

Please make your reservation early: or 970-925-9568. 

Dinner will be served Buffet Style
$28/kid (under 6 years old)

Check out the delicious menu The Limelight Hotel has prepared for us!