Winter survival strategy

Here in Ithaca, we had the first frost this weekend. It’s completely dark when I wake up. Soon, it’ll be dark when I get home from work too. Ugh. Winter has its upsides, but it is not my favorite season. But hey! I have a new strategy for surviving and coping with winter! Here it is:

It is six quarts of summer peaches in syrup! Half have medallions of fresh ginger in the bottom, and half are plain. “Peaches in the summertime/ Apples in the fall/” goes the verse in “Shady Grove” (and this Gillian Welch song which I could listen to forever). Peaches in the wintertime, tasting like summer.

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