April 14, 2016 by Ronda
Spring is many people’s favorite season for obvious reasons, including trips to the Philadelphia produce market, when it is so enjoyable to go out and be outside.
Food is another good reason. We all look forward to the foods that are largely available only in the late spring and summer months. Most of us eagerly anticipate summer fruits and vegetables, as well as the different dishes that signify spring and warmer weather, like cold soups and creative salads.
Although Philadelphia enjoyed a relatively mild winter (despite one of the largest single snowfalls ever), the lack of sunlight in the winter months always takes a toll. Indeed, lots of people suffer from seasonal mood disorder due to lack of sunlight. So, spring is always a much-needed turn of mood, as well as of season.
Food can provide a healthy mood boost to us, no matter the season. Foods that are better avoided (like candy), or intake of additional caffeine through coffee, tea, and chocolate certainly have their value and can provide uplift at much-needed moments.