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Do Your Cooking Habits Change With the Season?

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Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
When it's warm out I cannot eat heavy foods. My stomach just doesn't handle it well.
designergirl designergirl 8 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 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Not necessarily but I do tend to eat less/lighter meals in the summer.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I don't know how to send the icon, but cheers to all that cook locally! :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 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 Marci 8 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 NdHebert 8 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 SugarFreak 8 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 verily 8 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 fuzzles 8 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 fuzzles 8 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 Charlsie 8 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 chiefdishwasher 8 years
That is why God made propane. So I can grill all year long.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I have to say come summer with the heat I eat a lot more lighter meals plus cooking OUTDOORS is fabulous!!
mlen mlen 8 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 brittanyk 8 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 jewelnut 8 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 frogandprince 8 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 heineken67 8 years
My baking virtually stops once the summer heat sets in.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 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 shoneyjoe 8 years
A lot of what changes would be the ingredients available. That's what effects my choices of food more than anything else.
soulight soulight 8 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 LesleyP825 8 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 Renees3 8 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 Marseeah 8 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.
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