We found just the antidote to the wintertime blues—canned peaches.
These aren’t those limp, pale slices you usually find in grocery stores.
These are tree-ripened, golden halves from nearby orchards that have
been processed so we can enjoy them all year long.
For a splurge,
we turn to Toigo Orchards Bourbon Peaches, pictured, $15.99, from
Shippensburg, PA, available at area Whole Foods.
We also really
like the canned peaches in light or heavy syrup ($3.50) from Baugher’s
Fruit Market (289 W. Main St., Westminster, 410-848-7490). You have to
take a country drive to get there. But visiting the family-farm store
with all manner of produce is sure to boost your spirits, too.
LOVIN’ FROM THE OVEN:
Baked peaches are easy and delicious. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place canned peach halves in a baking dish. Place a teaspoon of brown
sugar inside each half and dot with butter. Bake for 12 minutes. Serve
with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Adapted from cooks.com.