Goodbye Winter Food! It's Been...DeliciousIt really feels like spring here in Osaka—finally! Flowers starting to bud, bees buzzing, and birds chirping. But that also means, no more winter food.

Many dishes in Japan are seasonal. I grew up in Texas, and yes, we ate seasonal food (I think). Japanese food is even more seasonal than what I had as a kid. For example, you can't get certain things at the supermarket throughout the year—such as ikanago (I love ikanago!). Well, at least where I live.

From what I remember in Texas, you could get whatever you wanted...whenever!

Above, you can see chopped vegetables, which, of course, are available year round. However, they were about to be cooked in a hotpot called "nabe". This particular nabe was miso nabe. It was delicious!

And since it's a hotpot, people usually eat it in winter. So we made nabe at home this week one last time before spring officially starts.

Trying to think of some seasonal dishes I ate in the States that weren't connected to holidays. If you know any, hit up the comments.

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