Food & Drink

That’s Just Peachy

Canned fruit adds a touch of summer to your day.

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.

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