Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poppa Sal's Peaches in Red Wine

News flash......"red wine is beneficial to your heart and helps lower bad cholesterol".

Poppa Sal must have been a genius because there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't have a glass of red wine with his dinner. He didn't drink wine to be trendy or to socialize with guests. He just had one glass of red wine every evening with dinner.

Sometimes, during the summer months, he would slice up ripe peaches and let them soak in a glass of red wine before he ate them. He would follow up by saying, "Oh, Boy" mimicking the great Jackie Gleason. (Poppa Sal's favorite comedian) My dad was my King of Hearts, a great man, who enjoyed life to the fullest.

Now that I know for "sure" that red wine is good for me, I indulge every now and then. I, too, like to slice up peaches and soak them in red wine and if the occasion calls for it, I'll put red grapes, watermelon and strawberries in white wine. The goblets look so summery filled with fruit and it really is a delicious treat especially when served with an assortment of cheeses. We all know that wine compliments any meal. Why not try it this way, the next time you have guests.

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