Tu B'shvat. One of the customs is eating fruits from the Land of Israel. Of course in the Diaspora, there weren't any fruits at this time of the year, so we had dried fruit. But why on earth are we eating dried fruit here when plenty of fresh fruit is available in any neighborhood supermarket? Not to mention that most of the dried fruit is imported from Turkey. This year, shops went over the top and also offered candied fruit to the hordes of tradition-hungry buyers. And to top the outrage, people are making cakes out of dried and candied fruit!
How about a nice natural fruit salad or shake?