August 31, 2011

My summer food craze

I can't stop eating these things!

Each summer I succumb to a food craze of some sort. Usually, I crave something pickled. I have no idea why. In past years I'd crave spicy tuna sandwiches with pickle slices across the top -- on burnt toast. Gotta be burnt. But I hardly ever eat animals anymore and anyway, now that the Gulf's ecology is so shady, it's probably not safe to eat.

This year I found myself craving Victoria Marinated Artichoke Hearts. I put them on all my nice, non-animal sandwiches and have been doing this for about a month now -- and it's not getting old. In fact, it's totally taken over my life. I cannot get enough of them.

And then just now -- like it was a miracle sent to me by god -- I stumbled upon the Victoria web page! And on that blessed page there is a product I must eat immediately: Victoria Marinated Artichoke Salad! I gotta have it! Fair warning: if you're between me and a jar of this at the supermarket, get out of my way.

I'm addicted, what can I say? Do you experience voracious, seasonal food crazes? And if so, what do you crave?


Artichoke Annie said...

Not so much seasonal as it is cyclical - I can get on kicks of 'tuna sandwiches' every day for a couple of weeks and then all of a sudden it "PB&J".....perhaps then followed by tomato, basil and mozzarella sandwiches for a few days.

I haven't given up meat but I eat very little it seems, beef rarely, chicken more than beef but not often, with tuna and salmon the big winners. Oh and then there is fresh fruit which I hasten to mention

I checked out Victoria website, some delicious recipes there that I will have to try out.

I wonder if cook book sales have declined with internet usage?

writenow said...

I ate tuna for lunch every day for at least 35 years. Annie, the only time I eat meat is when my sister makes lasagna, which you might have been able to figure out on your own, given how often it comes up in Xmas Carol. That book is practically a biography.

Recipes at the Victoria link, you say? I didn't see them! Today I'm going to Shop-Rite with my sister and I'm going to buy out the Victoria shelf. Then I guess I'll look into those recipes.

I think cookbooks will sell forever. I don't want my iPad next to the stove, do you? (Not that I have one, mind you.)