POPSUGAR Food Poll Do Your Cooking Habits Change With the Season? by partysugar 6/04/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Source Read More Cooking HabitsSeasonsCookingPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Vegetarian Tech DIY Food Home Love and Sex Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Baby-Girl 7 years When it's warm out I cannot eat heavy foods. My stomach just doesn't handle it well. designergirl 7 years I try to only cook with produce that's in season, so my cooking tends to include a lot more vegetables and fruits in the summer. JaimeLeah526 7 years Not necessarily but I do tend to eat less/lighter meals in the summer. fuzzles 7 years I don't know how to send the icon, but cheers to all that cook locally! :) Kimpossible 7 years My cooking habits change with the seasons. But I don't eat "only thick soups in the fall and winter" nor "only salads in spring and summer". I do love Summer fruits so I use more fruits in dishes in this season. In the fall I love fall and winter veggies so I use them more in dishes then. My dishes in Spring and Summer are definitly lighter than in Fall and Winter. Marci 7 years Unless I have access to a grill, I don't make roasts much in the warmer temperatures. The oven being on for so long just makes the apartment too hot. I also usually make soups and stews just in the cooler months, so yes; the seasons do affect my cooking habits. NdHebert 7 years Sure does! I have been using the grill about 4-5 times a week now, but in the winter we hardly use it. I think its a TX thing! SugarFreak 7 years Totally on my mood. Sometimes I like some grilled meat when it's 20 out, sometimes I want a hearty soup or butternut raviolis in the summer. The palate dictates! verily 7 years It depends on my mood and also what I have in the pantry/fridge. I stick to seasonal foods for the most part. fuzzles 7 years I love the summer and fall growing seasons in Minnesota. I plan my meals by what is in peak season. During tomato season, I make buttloads of pasta sauce for the loooooooong winter. Once the temps outside start to verge on nipples-shooting-off cold, I tend to prepare comfort foods like stews, soups, roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. But the oven is going year round. :) fuzzles 7 years I love the summer and fall growing seasons in Minnesota. I plan my meals by what is in peak season. During tomato season, I make buttloads of pasta sauce for the loooooooong winter. Once the temps outside start to verge on nipples-shooting-off cold, I tend to prepare comfort foods like stews, soups, roasted chicken and mashed potatoes. But the oven is going year round. :) Charlsie 7 years In terms of soup, I usually only have that in winter, who really wants a hot bowl of soup when it's boiling outside? And I stick to some fruits only when they're in season, but other than that, it stays the same all year round mostly. chiefdishwasher 7 years That is why God made propane. So I can grill all year long. aimeeb 7 years I have to say come summer with the heat I eat a lot more lighter meals plus cooking OUTDOORS is fabulous!! mlen 7 years i eat soup in the summer at work cause my office is freezing! but when i'm eating at home i tend towards lighter foods and much more grilling. not as many heavy foods- like mac n cheese and such! brittanyk 7 years I definitely grill more in the summer. Other than that, my eating habits really don't change. I just eat whatever I feel like. I had chili last night for dinner because that's what sounded good to me, despite the fact that it was 80 degrees outside. jewelnut 7 years Since summer is more grilling outdoors, just about everything gets put on the grill. Love grilled salmon steaks. I do a lot of grilled veggies of thick zucchini slices cut lengthwise, quartered onions and whole mushrooms, all tossed in spritzes of oil, salted & peppered and sometimes sprinkled with oregano. They cook right along side the salmon, chicken or whatever on the grill. Simplicity itself. I like to be outdoors in the summer and want quick fixes for dinner. frogandprince 7 years My moods dictate what I cook more often than the weather, although I do start to regret turning on the oven once it heats up. heineken67 7 years My baking virtually stops once the summer heat sets in. mondaymoos 7 years Any time's a good time for salad, but it's rare I'll eat a soup or really anything I have to turn the oven on for in the summer. shoneyjoe 7 years A lot of what changes would be the ingredients available. That's what effects my choices of food more than anything else. soulight 7 years I try to make my summer food lighter more because my bf and I are more active even after dinner, always going for a walk or something to enjoy the nice weather and extended sunlight. Winter foods tend to be heavier and heartier because after dinner was are more likely to settle in for a movie or tv show. Also I'm not trying to get ready for a bikini. ;-) LesleyP825 7 years It depends on my mood. I like to cook lighter things in the summer but sometimes I crave a turkey dinner with all the fixings in the middle of July. Or I'll crave pasta salad in the winter. Renees3 7 years I've never lived anywhere that had real seasons. Where I live now it rains like 3 days a year so we grill a lot. Marseeah 7 years I try to cook appropriately for the season. For one thing, I don't want to stand over a bubbling pot of soup for a few hours in 90 degree heat, and similarly, I want something warm and fulfilling in winter, not a cool salad. But often, if it's slightly coll on a summer day, I'll make a hearty soup. It'll totally hit the spot because it's not what you usually get in the summer.