A Food With a Lot of History

We are excited to bring you a unique, old fashioned product with deep roots in American history, going back to the 1800s.

In 1812, a young Quaker girl named Elizabeth married Thomas Lea in a meetinghouse West of Baltimore. She was 18 years old.

In her new life as a young married woman, Elizabeth was not well prepared for the tasks of cooking and running a household. Here’s how she describes it: 

“Having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by… [my] ignorance of domestic affairs.”

Later in life, Elizabeth set about creating a guide for young women who were in a similar situation.

While there were recipe books at that time detailing how to prepare elaborate meals, Elizabeth wanted to create a recipe book that explained how to make the basic, essential dishes.

One of those recipes was for spiced peaches. Here’s her recipe:

“Take nine pounds of good ripe peaches, rub them with a course towel, and halve them; put four pounds of sugar and a pint of good vinegar in your preserving kettle, with cloves, cinnamon and mace; when the syrup is formed, throw in the peaches, a few at a time, so as to keep them as whole as may be; when clear, take them out and put in more; boil the syrup till quite rich, and then pour it over the peaches.”

As you may have guessed, we are offering spiced peaches!

Our spiced peaches are a wonderful blend of sweet peaches, holiday spices, and a vinegary tang – a lot like the spiced peaches the Quakers made.

We hope you’ll love them so much you’ll want to share them with your friends this holiday season.

Once they're available, you can find them here.

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