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A Craving For Each Season?

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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.

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

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

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

                              spring:
                              mushrooms, cherries, strawberries, apricots, artichokes

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