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A Craving For Each Season?

Cinnamon Oct 5, 2006 05:03 AM

I've noticed I get seasonal cravings, as such:

Fall: spiced cooked apples
Winter: tempura udon soup
Spring: green salads
Summer: fish with citrus (and whenever there's a hurricane report on TV somewhere I pretty much have to have shrimp grilled with grapefruit)

Who else and what? (For me the perennial summer fruit-and-fish craving is most notable.)

  1. susancinsf Oct 5, 2006 05:07 AM

    I haven't noticed that I have seasonal cravings, but I think hubby shares one of yours: he cooked dinner tonight, the first night of the year that felt like 'fall', and the night of our first rain, and dessert was spiced cooked apples. :-)

    1. Eat_Nopal Oct 5, 2006 05:20 AM

      Fall: Pumpkin Pie

      Winter: Spicy Hot Chocolate

      Spring: Baby Green Salad with Bleu Cheese, Cranberries & Candied Walnuts

      Summer: Ceviche, Raw Oysters & Beer

      1. chowser Oct 5, 2006 02:31 PM

        Fall: persimmons
        Winter: stews
        Spring: greens
        Summer: all summer produce--cherries, melons, berries, corn, etc., etc. I can't get enough in the short season.

        1. j
          Janet from Richmond Oct 5, 2006 03:30 PM

          Fall: Pumpkin Pie

          Winter: Pot Roast

          Spring: burgers on the grill

          Summer: tomatoes

          1. Katie Nell Oct 5, 2006 03:46 PM

            Fall: soups, meatloaf, apples

            Winter: hot chocolate, chili

            Spring: salads

            Summer: watermelon, barbequed chicken

            Anytime of the year: ice cream!!

            1. n
              nycgirl Oct 5, 2006 08:36 PM

              warm weather - watermelon. have it every night in the summer
              cool weather - soup. Once the temp drops below 50 all I want is soup or stew

              1. pescatarian Oct 5, 2006 09:05 PM

                Fall: pomegranates, baked apples, tomatoes
                Winter: Vegetable Bean/Barley Soups, etc., mashed potatoes
                Spring: Asparagus, Pasta with shelled peas and mint
                Summer: Mango Salad, Gazpacho, Salads, Salads, and more Salads of all kinds

                1. JoanN Oct 5, 2006 09:55 PM

                  More than anything else, I eagerly await the spring shad. And the season is so short!

                  1. MVNYC Oct 6, 2006 06:17 PM

                    fall pumpkin beer, marzens
                    winter- porters, stouts and barley wines
                    spring IPA hop monsters
                    summer Hefeweizens

                    1. a
                      andlulu Oct 6, 2006 07:02 PM

                      Spring - Ham & vermont mustard sauce. potato salad.
                      Summer - shrimp cocktail & slushy margaritas.
                      Fall - anything w/ pumpkin in it!
                      Winter - anything w/ peppermint in it! gooey brownies.

                      1. LindaWhit Oct 6, 2006 08:30 PM

                        Fall - apple-anything - pies, crisps applesauce
                        Winter - beef - stews, pot roast
                        Spring - local asparagus
                        Summer - fruits (cherries, peaches) and fish. And anything grilled.

                        1. b
                          bropaul Oct 7, 2006 12:01 AM

                          Fall- Apples, Pears, Butternut Squash
                          Winter - Braised Meats & Polenta, leeks
                          Spring - snow peas, snap peas
                          Summer - tomatoes, green beans & peaches

                          1. h
                            HillJ Oct 7, 2006 02:06 AM

                            Fall - baked apples with maple syrup, cider
                            Winter-homemade chicken soup
                            Spring-everything on the grill!
                            Summer-produce, produce, produce

                            1. b
                              butterfly Oct 7, 2006 02:26 AM

                              Food where I live is so seasonal. I'm always amazed that I can eat a food several times a week during one season and never once think about it during the rest of the year.

                              gazpacho, ajoblanco, paella, melon, peaches, salads, ice cream, horchata

                              oysters, mushrooms, pomegranates, persimmons, quince, squash, sweet potatoes, apples

                              clementines and manderine oranges, raf tomatoes, nuts, roast meats and fish, marzipan/turron/other holiday sweets, hot chocolate

                              mushrooms, cherries, strawberries, apricots, artichokes

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