One of my favorite places to stop when I am in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Zook’s Roadside Stand where you can find an amazing array of homemade jellies, jams, and baked goods. Have any of our readers been there? It’s on Old Philadelphia Pike as it grinds its way eastward out of Lancaster through Intercourse and into Bird-and-Hand. That’s a very pretty drive if you don’t do it during a peak tourist time when it turns into a nerve-jangling, car-clogged artery. Here’s my haul from last time I visited there. The corn relish was amazing, the apple butter creamy and sweet, and the homemade catsup was pure tomato bliss. Last time I was there I was working on my book of true Amish experiences (I hate calling it a memoir,but that is what it is) entitled “Not So Simple.” That is also the name of my new blog. While I was there I also ate at a restaurant called “:The Family Cupboard”…it was a buffet and I was underwhelmed. Have any of our readers been there? What did you think? As I describe in the chapter (the book won’t be out for awhile), I always have mixed emotions when visiting Lancaster County….It was once such a peaceful, pastoral place and there are still swaths of bucolic beauty for people willing to find it, but it’s definitely a place that is under an enormous encroachment from technological and societal pressures.