Q: I am looking for spiced pickled peaches. They come in a jar. I have been unable to find them in my area. I’ve checked at Publix, Ingles, Kroger and Wal-Mart in the Kennesaw area. I can find them online but want to buy them in the store, if possible. Thanks for your help. A. Hegedus, email
A: The stores you mention tend to stock jars of spiced pickled peaches in the fall because they’re considered a seasonal item. So, they’re usually available by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. However, I do have a couple of year-round sources for you; one is local and the other will require a scenic mini road trip. Lucy’s Market, 56 E. Andrews Drive, Atlanta, 404-869-2054, features a slew of local produce along with prepared foods and gift items. The rustic market also offers a variety of gift baskets. Lucy’s stocks 32-ounce jars of Hillside Orchard Farms pickled peaches spiked with cinnamon and cloves. You’ll find each jar of the locally grown peaches priced at $10. It you’re looking for a meandering Sunday drive to go along with your pickled peach shopping, then I suggest checking out The Pickled Peach, 8817 N. Main St., Helen, 706-892-1229. This charming mountain gift shop stocks 32-ounce jars of pickled peaches for $9.99. They boast the store’s name, but these aromatic peaches also are packed by Hillside Orchard Farms.
Q: I used to be able to buy headcheese at the Publix in Peachtree City. But the store no longer offers this. Where can I get this within the Senoia area? Bill Stipta, email
A: Bill, I’m afraid I couldn’t find headcheese near you, however, I hope to make up for the location issue by offering you not one but two choices: your regular, basic headcheese, $5.99 per pound, and the slightly more deluxe (well, more expensive) tongue headcheese, $7.49 per pound. Both are available at Buford Highway Farmers Market, 5600 Buford Hwy., Atlanta, 770-455-0770. And, Bill, I want to go on the record and say that I think it’s high time that this luncheon meat gets a new moniker. I called several butcher shops and, more often than not, the first person I spoke with had no clue as to what I was talking about and, yes, they thought I meant dairy cheese. For those not familiar with headcheese, it’s essentially meat gelatin mixed with the meat from the heads of hogs or calves.
Q: I have super curly, thick hair. In the past, I’ve been to salons that had steamers that you sit under, like hair dryers, but I thought I remembered recently that there’s a small hand-held version you can use at home to deep condition your hair. I’ve looked but haven’t noticed it at the beauty supply. No one can tell me the name. Can you help me find this? I’d really like to try it out. Thank you. E. Johns, email
A: It sounds as if you’re looking for Q-Redew, a hand-held steamer designed to quickly — and naturally — hydrate, detangle, stretch and deep condition textured hair. It can be used alone on dry hair or wet in conjunction with various hair products. Q-Redew also comes in handy when you want to refresh your hair between shampoos, without getting it wet. Unlike simply spritzing your hair, which keeps the water just on the surface, the steamer uses little probes that direct the steam to the roots, allowing you to manipulate your hair. It’s available for $69.95 through qredew.com.
Q: I was hoping you could help me find the only thing that I have ever used that gets out Georgia clay from baseball pants, Iron Out. I used to buy it at Publix, and I have searched all local grocery stores and retailers. You’ll be helping baseball moms and dads around Atlanta! Thanks for your help. Kim Olson, Acworth
A: Super Iron Out multi-purpose rust stain remover comes in a hefty 76-ounce jug for $18.99 at Brookstone Ace Hardware, 1715 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, 770-514-1001.