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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FIRST PEACHES OF SUMMER - Le Prime Pesche d'Estate

Georgia peaches

Despite a frosty March, the first peaches of the summer are arriving slowly and they are sweeter than sugar. These treats have a beautiful orange skin and golden flesh and so sweet that I ate three in one sitting.
....And I did not stop there, I decided to make Peaches in Wine (our own made wine).

4 large peaches, ripe and firm
1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
1 bottle young red wine
Italian carafes

Cut each peach in wedges. Place them in a bowl and add lemon and sugar.  Mix gently and thoroughly. 
After few minutes, add enough wine to fully cover the peaches. Cover and place in the refrigerator for about 8 hours or overnight. Serve cold in individual glasses.

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The perfect complement to peaches are almonds - raw almond cookies (photo) or  spumetti.  

I have a confession to make, I did not wait 8 hours to eat the peaches and drink the wine.