Monday, September 19, 2011

Simple Fall Pleasures

One of the pleasures of living in the 
country is that you can just walk 
out to the dirt road in
front and pick a bouquet
wild sunflowers.

The other day I had
some apples to use up
so I decided to make one of my favorite
fall desserts...

Apple Crisp.

in my mind if you have 
Apple Crisp 
you simply MUST
have ice cream.

I didn't have any.

So...once I had my Apple Crisp in the oven
I pulled out my trusty
Donvier ice cream
maker and made some
Vanilla Ice Cream.

Do you have one?

I tell you...this is just
the easiest way to make 
delicious home made
ice cream!

You just measure your ingredients...
heavy cream, milk, sugar, farm fresh eggs,
and vanilla
mix them a bit and pour them into 
the cold container.

Let it sit for about 2-3 minutes...
give the handle a few turns...
and then get yourself a 

Continue to turn the handle
every few minutes for about 
 half an hour.

Easy Peasy.

No salt. 

No mess.

Once the ice cream was done
and while the Apple Crisp
cooled a bit
I headed out to pick
a few wild flowers.

Simple Pleasures.

This Friday is the first day of


Maura :)


Country Gal said...

All looks wonderful. I have never made my own icecream. I love apple crumbly or crisp and you call it I think they are one of the same thing just we call it a different name. Wonderful photos , Have a great day !

AshTreeCottage said...

Yes indeed! What can be prettier than beautiful sunflowers in a white enamel pitcher. And what better way to welcome fall than with freshly baked apple crisp and homemade ice cream!

Susan and Bentley

Liesl said...

This looks lovely...make your own ice cream,bake a tart and walk outside to pick as many sunflowers as you wish...!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice, sounds like a great treat:@)

FlowerLady said...

This looks fantastic. I have one of those little ice cream makers, I'm not sure if it's the same kind though. I need to get it out and give it a crank for some homemade deliciousness.

Your sunflowers are wonderful and the apple crisp looks so yummy and seems so fallish.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Looks yummy! And yay for Fall :) We are finally getting cooler weather! I hope you are too, Maura! What a summer it was for us..
xo, misha

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh does that all look wonderful!!
Yum! Glad to hear things are cooling down there.

Hosanna said...

Mmmm. Our neighbor brought over some apples from his tree; I will have to make some apple crisp tonight!

NanaNor's said...

Girl, I'm headed over right now. 8-) I love apple crisp-you've inspired me but I need to find with an oatmeal topping without flour. We have an ice cream maker but I haven't used it yet-so I may just make some for tomorrow nights dessert with friends. My girls make it too but it turns out a bit soft.
Hugs today. Noreen

dr momi said...

Your pictures are beautiful!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Your life seems so rich and full.

Apple Crisp is my fall dessert and everybody looks forward to it after we go pick a basket full of apples from our local orchard. Yes, Simple Pleasures!

GardenofDaisies said...

Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts too! Because I don't have to make crust! :-) I love all the wild sunflowers that are still blooming profusely.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh what a lovely fall day - even though fall isn't quite here yet. Lovely pictures.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, how splendid Apple Crisp and homemade ice cream, what could be finer :)
The days are cooler, the night air is crisp, I love this time of year !
Your sunflowers are just gorgeous in your white jug, they are such a happy little flower :)

Kay's flowers said...

There's nothing better than homemade vanilla icecream. Yum!! I can hardly belive it's already fall. Love the sunflowers.

Deb said...

Oh Maura, that looks so delicious. My husband is the ice-cream maker in our home. He made peach ice-cream last week that was amazing. Love the sunflowers almost as much as I love daisies. Your photos are lovely. How is Henry doing? Hope to see him again soon. I have three babies here that I am fostering for our shelter...10 days old and eyes just opening. You've just been through this so if you have any tips would love to hear them. hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That made me very, very hungry Maura!
What great pics, great post too!

Linda said...

Maura you made me hungry. Yummy apple crisp and homemade ice cream.hmmmmm!

Pat said...

Love this post! Yummy photos. I have never seen this type of ice cream maker. I don't need it though. Your sunflowers are so cheery.

La said...

Oh Maura, the apple crisp a la mode looks amazing. I've not seen an ice cream maker like this before. There's nothing better than homemade ice cream...unless it setting atop warm homemade apple crisp.

Your flower arrangement is very pretty.

Beverly said...

Oh, how yummy!!! I might have to stop by and have a snack with you!! Happy Autumn.

Lynne said...

This is the best news. I have been thinking about purchasing an ice cream maker all summer long! My parents used to make homemade ice cream each time we and the grandchildren came home and it was such a warm family moment together. Now to find this brand and purchase one for my grandchildren.

The apple crisp looks yummy too. Do you share recipes?

traci said...

oh man. everything about this post is autumn country love. i can taste the apple crisp and ice cream now. that's a good breakfast right?

Catherine said...

Hello Maura,
Your apple crisp looks SO GOOD! the ice cream machine is quite useful. the ice cream goes perfectly with your desert. And i love the flowers in the white jug.Hugs Catherine

LANA said...

Sunflowers, apple crisp and ice cream. Yumm! You should open a cafe'.

Robin said...

That looks so yummy! I'll be right over!

Red Gate Farm said...

Sounds fabulous! Apple crisp is one of my favorite fall desserts... it will definately be on the menu soon.... but I must admit, I'm not an ice cream fan (gasp)!

And your enamel pot full of flowers bring sunshine to any day!

Happy fall,

Julie Harward said...

I so want to be at your right now! YUM :D

Julie Harward said...

I so want to be at your house...right now! YUM! :D

Donna Heber said...

Hi Maura,

Your pretty sunflowers are striking and I bet the apple crisp was delicious! I have never tried to make my own ice cream. Too bad we didn't live closer :-)

Anonymous said...

hello maura! is some time since I and my husband have just returned from vacation in Italy in the past mare.Abbiamo found good weather and summer temperatures even though we are already into September. Your sunflowers are really beautiful and delicious snack with your ice cream looks delicious. I never tried to make ice cream at home and in Italy, at least in my part, the apple crisp does not exist ... But how do you do? I would try it .. A hug, Kiki.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Maura
This sounds just about perfect! I wish I could have invited myself to join you for this special treat at your lovely home.


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