[LMB] OT: Seasonal Stuff, was Happy Winter....

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Mon Dec 29 00:16:27 GMT 2014


On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 05:16:56PM -0500, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> "Pumpkin spice" and "pumpkin" are not the same things.  Many of the
> products called "pumpkin space" in flavor, have no pumpkin
> whatsoever in them. Rather, they're flavored with with the spices
> used in pumpkin pie, such as nutmeg and cinnamon, etc.  That mix of
> spices, one can get the ingredients for year 'round...
> 
> As for seasonal, the degree of development of fruit etc. depends on
> the season for some fruit.  Most apples require cold weather, and
> apples grow and ripen on a progressive seasonal basis.  Some types
> of apples keep for months, but there -are- taste differences. (I
> never understood why anyone would/should bother with a Golden
> Delicous until I had one straight off a tree, WHAT a difference.
> The ones in stores are the equivalent of mealy cardboard. UGH!  The
> one fresh off the tree was crisp and spicy.

Yeah!

And also, commercially picked apples are picked before full ripeness,
so they never develop full flavor.

Fred


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