By Kevin Williams
Okay, this is our occasional weekly whirl through the land of Etsy in search of anything and everything Amish-related. I took a dive this week and came to the surface with this haul for you:
AMISH FIGURINES: These are so cool, or maybe I should say so coal? Little Amish figurines carved from coal. Man, one of these days I have to get these....click here to see.
AMISH DOOR KNOCKER: Um...anyone else think this looks CREEPY? It makes the Jacob Marley knocker seem like Mary Poppins...click here to see if you agree!
AMISH BOWLS? My Mom - and probably a million others - had these bowls when I was a kid. I didn't know they were called "Amish Butter Print." Pretty cool. Those bowls bring back memories. Would love to get some. Did anyone else have these? They seemed indestructible. They often seemed to find their way into garage sales as tastes changed, but now I think they are positively retro cool. Click here. I am assuming these are no longer made and sold, but I guess I don't know that for sure.
HOMEMADE CHOW CHOW: This is a mixed vegetable relish that is favored by the Pennsylvania Dutch. A good chow chow incorporates an amazing blend of sweet and sour. And this seller is offering four cans/jars of it. This seller is located in SE Pennsylvania and the recipe the chow chow comes from her Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother. Could it get any better than that??? But, here's the thing: would you order a home-canned good from a little online store? SIGH, fascinating question and I some of you answer it. I haven't asked her, but I can almost guarantee you my wife would not. She is very risk averse. I, on the other hand, probably would order it. I tend to minimize or dismiss risk, maybe someday that will get me food poisoning....Oh well, I think this homemade chow chow is intriguing, what do you think? Click here to see and read more.
HOMEMADE SHOOFLY MACAROONS: Wow, I would totally order these if I weren't watching my pennies and my pounds. Mmmmm, yum...I have never heard of shoo fly pie being incorporated into a macaroon...I may have to breakdown and try these sometime and report back. Click here to see.