"To every thing there is a season," sang The Byrds (and, oh yeah, they were quoting a pretty well-known book called the Bible).
But would you think twice about making lemony zucchini bread in August because citrus season is in the winter? Or rosemary-scented leg of lamb for Christmas dinner even though fresh rosemary's grown indoors in the winter?
We buy many of the following 40 foods year-round. Maybe we're violating something sacred here, maybe we're making a jaw-dropping confession—or maybe you make similar decisions based on what's available, and for whatever reason that's the case (like, because it can be stored long after harvest, or because it's pretty much always grown indoors, or because it's only from one part of the world).
Here are the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that we pick up without thinking about whether they're in the season—be that a good thing, a bad thing, or somewhere in between:
What seasonal cues do you ignore to make your favorite or go-to recipes? And how does that make you feel? Tell us in the comments!