Dear Barbara: I’m making five peach pies for the freezer, and I am trying to think of ways that I won’t have a huge mess to clean up. Can you make pie crust in the food processor? Also, am I supposed to store peaches in the fridge or on the counter? — Sharon from Lodi
Dear Sharon: Let’s start with picking out the peaches and storing them. You want a nice firm peach for pie making — not real hard, just firm to the touch. Look at the stem area, and if it looks green or yellowish-green, don’t buy it. It should be red or yellow all the way down to where the stem was removed.