Summer fruit, I love you. If it were possible, I'd marry you, so we could live together always.

I love simple recipes. They have a way of showcasing the pure, unadulterated natural flavors. My obsession this week: Peaches.

From the fuzzy skin, to the juicy flesh, a ripe peach is Mother Nature's way of showing off. This easy summer recipe I learned while at cooking school in Italy. Four ingredients, very little prep time.


6 ripe peaches

750ml rose wine or cava wine

100g sugar

½ vanilla pod

Optional Garnish:

50g blanched almonds

Sprigs of fresh mint



1.       Dip the peaches for a few seconds in boiling water, refresh in cold water.

2.       Peel off the skin and cut into slices.

3.       Place into a serving bowl.

4.       In a saucepan bring the wine, sugar and vanilla pod (split lengthwise) to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.

5.       Cool a little and pour over the peaches.

6.       Cool completely before placing int the fridge to marinate for a few hours.

7.       Decorate with sprigs of mint, blanched almonds.