Hot as Hades

According to me, we are living in hell. (FYI, anything over 90 degrees is hell.) This means that I did a lot of activities indoors this weekend. I am a big baby.

Central Air = Best Friend

With all this time indoors this weekend, you would think that I might have cleaned a room or two. Nope. I was in the mood for fun. And that means my hands are busy making.

Girls who sit and knit in the central air make progress on their sweaters!
I will admit, the one thing that did drag me outdoors this weekend was the cherries at the farmer's market. They are finally in season and...oh lordy, they were worth the trip in the heat. With cherries-a-plenty at my house and hot temperatures, I decided to make some cherry ice cream.

A love, love, love the bing cherries.
Simple vanilla ice cream with cherries mixed in. A recipe with just a few ingredients to keep it as light as possible. I poured over a few of my books and distilled down a basic recipe.


Cherry Ice Cream
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups of quartered pitted cherries

Combine milk, cream and sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. (I use a whisk, but be careful because you don't want to stir too vigorously or you will make whip cream!) Add the vanilla.

Place your mixture in the ice cream maker and let it go for about 10 minutes. Then, add the cherries. Let the ice cream maker do it's job until you have ice cream. (For me, it was another 20 minutes.) Transfer to a covered container and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.


Ice cream action.
During the ice cream-a-thon, there was also knitting, sewing, and drawing. It was a good (self-indulgent) weekend.

Little boys need Snoopy pajamas!


  1. Mmmmm, cherry ice-cream, that sounds awesome! Love the snoopy fabric too ;)

  2. I am a lucky boys are big fans of Snoopy!