By Kevin Williams
It's always fun to see what Amish-themed items can be found on Amazon. Actually, it's more fun to look on Etsy, so I'll have to do that soon (Amish365 gets a small affiliate percentage when you purchase from Amazon). So, anywhere, here are some goodies I found this week:
FIG JAM: Man, that sounds good. My great-grandmother who came to the USA from Italy was a big fan of figs, so she probably would have liked this. Fig newtons? I grew up on those. But fig jam? That sounds amazing, check out this Amish version here.
YODER'S CANNED SAUSAGE: I bet this is really good, I've not seen or tasted this product before,but it looks intriguing. Click here to check it out.
YODER'S GOOD HEALTH TONIC: SIGH, buyer beware on this. I've run into this "health tonic" in various Amish settlements (I've seen it called Joggin' in a Jug) and,well, I'm open-minded, I'll try anything, but, yeah, I'm a little skeptical...still, you can try it yourself here, first time I've seen it sold commercially.
AMISH BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES: Amazing on sandwiches, wonderful, summer-fresh, homemade, Amish-made pickles! Click here.
BEST LOVED PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COOKBOOK: I had not seen this one before and it looks like it'd have some wonderfully authentic Pennsylvania Amish Recipes. Here is the book's description:
The author's grandmother baked her own bread in an outdoor oven, prepared her own soup and soap, made her own butter, cottage cheese (schmierkase), apple butter (lotwarrick), cider, schnitz, and vinegar; rendered the lard, milked the cows, helped butcher the livestock; helped plant and harvest the crops; and, in her spare time, tended the house and children, sewed, washed, and cooked. And boy, could she cook! This was back in the 1930's. The recipes in this 1982 booklet may be easily prepared in the modern kitchen with ingredients available at the average grocery store.
Sounds amazing and there are used copies available for as little as $4.50. Click here to buy.