By Kevin Williams
Okay, time for our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of everything and anything Amish.
EVA & THE PIGLET: This is the latest from artist Cheryl McNulty. I do love the way the little Amish girl is cradling the piglet. The painting captures Amish life as I remember it back in the 1980s, an age of relative innocence…before the internet, before Nickel Mines,before so many Amish were driven from farming because of the low yields.The painting captures that period and I really like it. Yes, you could still find that scene in places today, but, to me, it’s more reminiscent of a bygone era. Click here to see a finished portrait of Eva and the Piglet!
BRUCE STAMBAUGH: Gorgeous winter scene from Switchboard Road. Always love to read Bruce’s reflections and take in some of his great photography, this photo definitely quaifies!
CHECKING IN WITH HOME JOYS: Check in with Mennonite writer,Gina, in Pennsylvania. Her husband has been battling brain cancer and Gina has been graciously and stoically sharing the journey with us. It’s less a journey of gloom, it’s a story of strength and grace and we all need to keep the family in our prayers. Click here.
AMISH APPLE PUDDING CAKE: This amazingly moist and flavorful cake comes from the Jamesport, Missouri Amish community. Jamesport is one of the largest Amish settlements that I have not yet been to. One of these days I will get there! Click here for this super recipe.
CREAMY AMISH POTATO SOUP: Wow, few things better than a soup like this with crackers crumbled in it, some cheese, and some salt. Wow. Click here.
BLOGSPIN – AMISH CINNAMON FLOP BREAD: I spun the wheel and landed on this post from 2014…cinnamon flop is an amazing bread that enjoys a special place in Amish culinary history. No, the bread is not a flop. I forget why it is called a “flop”, maybe a version of a Pennsylvania Dutch word that just stuck. Click here for this incredible recipe!