Monday, August 2, 2010

The Unexpected

An unexpected surprise often is a real treat! My gnome interest, which has led me to several discussions on this subject with family members and friends, generated two gifts. Each gift was found at the Fairyland Cottage. Remember I wrote awhile back in a blog how I went on a canoe ride to a adjoining lake searching for the source of the tapping noise I heard each evening? It was there deep in the woods I discovered the wee folk putting their finishing touches on the construction of the Fairyland building. It opened recently and some of my lake guest were fortunate to find two wonderful items for me. I posted pictures for you to enjoy.
And perhaps the following recipe will help take the bite out the current muggy weather.
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Red Wine Marinated Peaches

Carpe diem meaning seize the day in Latin must refer to that much anticipated time in late summer when juicy peaches are at their best.
Serve as a dessert
Ingredients:
  • 6 ripe peaches peeled, sliced and pitted
  • 1- 1/2 cups of Merlot
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of ground cloves (use sparingly)
Directions:
  • Place cut up peaches in a large bowl
  • In a large saucepan combine wine, sugar, cinnamon and cloves
  • Cook and stir over heat until sugar dissolved
  • Pour marinade over peaches, toss gently to coat
  • Marinate at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Spoon peaches and marinade into dessert dishes, top with a dollop of whip cream or place a scoop of ice cream into a dessert dish and spoon peaches and marinade over that



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