This is so simple that I am not going to call it a recipe, just an idea for pure pleasure.
Simple Poaching Peaches (and pears)
2 parts water
1 part sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
a large hand full of fresh lemon thyme
Put everything in a large pot (depending on how many fruit you poach).
Boil the syrup until it starts to thicken and the flavours infuse.
Place the fruit in the liquid and poach until fruit is just soft.
Turn off the heat and then remove the fruit and cool the fruit in the fridge.
To serve place a pool of the syrup at the bottom and let the fruit float on top.