My wife asked me to buy some peaches at the farmer's market and I said I would, on the condition that she would do something intriguing with them. She agreed to those terms and I sent her a bunch of different recipes for her to get some ideas from. She settled on something beautifully simple, elegant and delicious: peaches in wine.
For the wine, she used the Kirkland Signature 2007 Meritage, which we thought was a fine drinking wine. We bought this wine based on the review of the 2006 vintage at the independent Costco Wine Blog.
The preparation was pretty simple. My wife simply peeled and sliced the peaches and soaked them in the wine for a couple hours. Then, just before serving, she garnished them with a little Ginger-Honey Balsamic that added just a bit of a twist.
The results were great. The wine makes this into an upscale desert instead of just fresh fruit. And the flavored balsamic added some "zing" from the ginger and a mild tang from the balsamic. As I said, this dish was simple, delicious and beautiful we will definitely do it again.
Here is a link to the blog entry that this was inspired by.