By Kevin Williams
Time for another installment of "Amish Amazon" where we browse through the Amish-themed goodies available on Amazon. As we head into autumn, a bit of a pumpkin theme shows up. This is the time of year that pumpkin begins to grace everything from lattes to milkshakes to cakes. This post does contain affiliate links (which means I get a small percentage when you order something but, geez, it is minuscule...don't get me wrong, anything is nice, so thank you Amazon)
PUMPKIN BUTTER: I might be tempted to dismiss the idea of ordering something like this online, you can probably find pumpkin butter in your local supermarket. BUT, this comes from the Kitchen Kettle, a Lancaster County mainstay for generations. So I'd have to imagine this is a really high quality product. Trying to think what you'd do with it, though, maybe just spread it on toast? Click here to see this beautiful butter!
PUMPKIN WALNUT CAKE: Made by Amish bakers in northern Indiana, I am sure this is a good cake. Problem with ordering any baked good online is that the shipping really clobbers you. Still, I bet it is good. Click here to check this out.
STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE FRUIT SPREAD: This looks good and sounds intriguing. It's made by Byler's Relish House, so I know you get great quality with them, representative of Plain culture. Check it out here.
LIMBURGER SPREAD: This is another one where I'm just not sure how you are supposed to eat it. I would guess just spread it on some crackers. Limburger is such a stinky cheese....I'm not, though, even sure I've ever eaten it before. A "spread" might be a more palatable way to get the cheese without some of the stink? Anyway, click here to check it out.
CARAMEL CORN: Man, this sounds good....caramel-corn hand-stirred in a copper kettle with real butter and coconut oil. I could probably polish off a couple bags of this stuff. Click here.
Welcome to Australia where we say Thongs for footwear. Having lived in the USA, I found quite a few different word meanings. Made for some interesting discussions!
I had never thought about that...Our family did live in Arabia for a time when I was a kid and that may well be where Mom picked up the "thong" term...I'll ask her...and, yes, different words make for interesting discussions...I came back to the USA calling an erase a "rubber." has a very different meaning in the USA, that word! THanks for reading from Down Under (as an aside, my daughter, Bea, can't get enough of a Curious George carton called "Monkey Down Under", she's obessed with Australia because of that!)
We visit Kitchen Kettle Village every year and have gotten the pumpkin butter. I have used it as in place of canned pumpkin in a pie and for cakes and cookies. If you go to the Jam Kitchen you can watch the Amish ladies canning the jelly of the day, and they have free samples of just about every butter/jam/preserve that they make. The jellies are rally not expensive, I don't know about the shipping charges since we stock up for the year when we go. They have recipe cards next to many of the jellies and even have some recipes on their website. In the description of the pumpkin butter is a recipe tab.
Sounds amazing, Melissa...I cannot wait to make it back to Lancaster County...it'll be a while, but one day I'll get back there and I'll be sure to check out Kitchen Kettle!
Thank you for the kind words, Barbara, it means a lot!
I really enjoy Amish 365 and am using the recipes nearly everyday. I have shared with family and friends and been complemented about the meals. Some have a laugh about the names of some of the dishes.
Also I like the pieces about your family. Bea might enjoy a book by Pixie O'Harris called 'T he fairy who wouldn't fly' My granddaughter enjoyed me reading this story to her amongst many other stories. She is now reading stories to her 2 boys. By this you will have guessed I'm in my 80s and still like a challenge and variety.
Thank you so much. Agape....Elaine Butler
Bea (and Aster) might enjoy that, Aster loves fairies, so next time we are at the library I'll look for that, thanks. I'm always looking for new books to read to them!