'Tis the Season for What?
November 4, 2011 12:00 PM Subscribe
What are some food things/crafts/hobbies you can only do during certain seasons, or in certain climates? For example: freeze distillation is only good when it's freezing out, canning is only useful when it's harvest time for a fruit.
posted by soma lkzx to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I was reading this eGullet thread
on making your own soy sauce, and it turns out that you need a lot of hot sun for it to work really well. Since winter's on its way, that's kind of a no-go.
But hey, in winter I can use The Power Of The Horrible Outside Cold to freeze distill alcoholic beverages, so it isn't all bad. And then when it's just about springtime I could in theory tap some maple trees.
What else can I do to take advantage of certain seasons? It doesn't all have to be food, that's just what I know the most about.
Regional is OK! I live in NYC but I'm also curious about what I'm missing out on elsewhere.