The Peaches of Winter

Our supermarkets fly fruit to us from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Morocca, Israel, China, Japan, Mexico, California, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Turkey, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and wherever in the world else, but the taste of none of them, not one bite, can beat this:

The Glory of a Northern Winter

Hand-crumbled Chocolate and Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread by Claire Kujundzic in Wells, BC. Red Haven peach preserves by Harold Rhenisch’s tree by the back fence in Okanagan Landing. Winesap apple bread board by Wayne Still, 1981, from the heart of one of the valley’s last winesap apple trees, planted in Similkameen Station in 1952, at the very southern edge of the 1952 Veteran’s Land Act Settlement on the old Barcelo Ranch below Kobau Mountain. (Thanks, Claire.Thanks, Will.)

Why would we leave this, the best time of year, to go south? Beats me.

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