Friday, October 17, 2008

Nature's Boldest Triumph

"Once more the liberal year laughs out
O'er richer stores than gems or gold:
Once more with harvest song and shout
Is nature's boldest triumph told."
                                                              John Greenleaf Whittier

Can you believe I have never made an apple pie?!  How pathetic is that?  Anyway, I've got nothing else to report from the Little Red House today, so I'll just wish you all a happy weekend.  :)


  1. Well, Mary. There's no time like the present. You bake lots and lots and lots of pies, and we'll all come for pie and coffee.

    I promise to help wash the dishes. ;-)

  2. Um, neither have I. I have a big bowl of them, too. Hmmmm. Nice cool day....

  3. Well Mary, you just haven't lived until you have pulled that bubbling, spicy, golden pie out of the oven and served it warm to your precious family! Why, it's easy as pie:>) If you need an easy recipe just let me know.

  4. I love making apple pie! Yum. My mom taught me how to make the perfect pie crust. I'm craving one now.

  5. LOL! Mary, you are brave to confess. So are you changing that this weekend?

  6. Mary,

    I just made my first two apple pies for the first time at the age of 55. Its never too late!!!

  7. Few things are as yummy as a warm from the oven Apple Pie with ice cream ( or cheddar cheese for Vermonters)! It is never too late and Thanksgiving is a comin'.


    PS. As much as I love to bake and cook, I can't make a decent pie crust...ever. Thank goodness for Pillsbury.

  8. Gorgeous photos!!! I have caught up on your beautiful posts and have to say that you should be a photographer for a magazine. Just the best! Hey, did you get the pie made? How about an apple crisp? They are sooooo easy!!! If you ever need a recipe, just holler!


  9. You know I just love that picture and it would look so good hanging in my kitchen. You've such a great eye.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Mary - I've never baked an apple pie either. Actually, I've never baked a pie, period. Actually, I don't bake. Both my daughter's do despite the example I set for them.
    I do however go to Wightman's and get their frozen, unbaked, apple pies. That's as close as I'll get to ever baking one.

    Are those macoun apples in your picture?

  11. Making an apple pie isn't too difficult. But who cares? You make the most beautiful phots!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Hi Mary,

    I just made one. I am not a baker but I make killer apple pie. I used my "quick method".

    1. buy an Oronoque pie crust. use a fork to press edges of crust for your thumb.

    2. 7 or 8 apples
    3/4 C sugar
    2 tbls. flour
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    2 tbls butter
    3. Bake 350 for 45 mins. sometimes I put a little wash of milk on top.

    Now most important don't tell anyone, unless they ask of course that the crust is store

    I hope you will try my's so easy and I think you'll enjoy :)

    Kathy :)

  13. sorry that should say OR your thumb...

    Kathy :)

  14. Well, if I lived closer I'd bring you one fresh out of the oven. I just bought a bag of Winesap apples and making pies is on my To Do list for this weekend.

    Does the thought count?


  15. Hey there Mary; Just go for it, bake that apple pie. I loved to bake pies apple is my favorite to make. My Mother taught me how.

    Have a great weekend. and hope to see a post about your apple pie.


  16. These apples look so beautiful and delicious. The photo is just fantastic; like a painting.
    Happy weekend to you too!

  17. Mary,

    You need to make an apple pie. The first time I made one for my then future husband, he said, "That tasted just like the pie my grandmother used to bake for me". That was enough for me to continue baking those apple pies for him 28 years later.


  18. I've never made an apple pie, either! Lovely photos this week!

  19. As talented as you are, an apple pie will be as easy as pie! Actually, I think that apple dumplings are easier to make.

  20. You take wonderful pictures. I found you through friends and you are now in my favorites. Come visit my cottage when you have time.

  21. Hello, Have a nice week ahead!!!


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