Pesche al Vino (Peaches and Wine)

Peaches and Wine! Simply delicious!

Applying simple pairing principles, you may wish for an inspired dessert. Feel free to vary quantities, proportions and ingredients; all you really need is your peaches and vino.

 Ingredients

  • 4 Nectarines or Peaches
  • 2 cups Lambrusco
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A cinnamon stick
  • Mint Leaves

Preparation

4 peaches each cut with a small crosswise incision where the stem is. Place into boiling water, blanch for 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon remove each peach and place into a bowl of ice water. After 10 minutes, remove the peach and place cross wise cut down into a bowl and set aside.

In a saucepan over a medium heat, pour two glasses of Lambrusco, 1/4 cup of sugar, a stick of cinnamon.

Simmer together for 3 minutes over medium heat, and then pour the hot liquid over the peaches in the bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for at least 2 hours to overnight. Can be served warmed from the oven (bake 20 minutes 170 F) or placed into a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Relax and Heighten Your Senses

The Kitchen smells of a bouquet of Papaya, Raspberries, Mango and Peaches.  Spring is in the air and the flavorful fruit smells that embrace me, don’t place me in an exotic country, but in my mid western home.  I have three different tea’s in front of me, which have tantalized my tongue and whose perfume has awakened my senses.  Lipton’s white tea has a taste that is light and mild. It is a refreshing way to enjoy a drink made from a combination of natural flavors, orange leaves, lemon grass, rose hips and licorice root.  They are packed with antioxidants to combat free radicals brought on by stress and a fiber reduced diet.  Dentist’s will make this their recommended tea of choice, as white tea’s staining properties are not as intense as other tea’s.

White Tea Facts

“White tea comes from is chiefly produced in Fujian Province in China with only limited or negligible production outside and more commonly just known as Yinzhen. Amongst white teas this is the most expensive variety and the most prized as only top buds are used to produce the tea. Most Yinzhen is made from the Da Bai or Large White tea tree race, however there are exceptions such as the big bud teas from Yunnan. Yinzhen tea is considered to be good for health. According to the researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, white tea may be used to fight cancer as well as acting as a deterrent.  The tea is nowadays mostly grown in the Fujian Province and there are generally two major producing counties, Zheng He and Fuding.”

  1. Lipton Tea Contest http://www.areyouyoungenough.com/

  2. http://youtube.com/results?search_query=lipton+tea&search_type=

  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Hao_Yinzhen_tea

By:  Kim Crocker