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  • White-fleshed peaches and nectarines: How to choose, store and prepare

    White-fleshed peaches and nectarines: How to choose, store and prepare
    Once a rarity, white nectarines have become popular in the last 10 years. But most modern varieties are what plant breeders call sub-acid--they taste simply sweet. But get an old-fashioned farmers market variety like a Snow Queen or a Stanwick and you've got one of the most amazing fruits of late spring, intensely sweet but with enough acidity to be interesting and layers of flowery peach flavor. The best white nectarines tend to come early in the summer harvest cycle.
  • Farmers Markets: In Lancaster, uncertified but top quality

    Farmers Markets: In Lancaster, uncertified but top quality
    At many Southern California certified farmers markets, the vendors may comply with agricultural regulations but still offer only mediocre produce and may never have actually set foot on a farm. Paradoxically, the Antelope Valley Winery farmers market in...

    Farmers Markets: The best peaches at the best time

    Farmers Markets: The best peaches at the best time
    Great peaches are available at local markets from June well into the fall, but July is really the heart of the season for the San Joaquin Valley, the state's largest growing area. Early peaches tend to be small, watery and clingstone, and late varieties...

    Recipe: Peach and berry shortcake

    Recipe: Peach and berry shortcake
    Servings: 12 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 1/4 cup sugar plus extra for whipping cream 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream 6 peaches 2...

    Video: Peeling peaches and stone fruits the easy way

    Video: Peeling peaches and stone fruits the easy way
    Summer is peach season, and while they're great eaten fresh, they make perfect additions to pies, cobblers and other desserts. And because peach skins can be overly firm in texture, recipes often call for peeling peaches before adding to a dish. There's...