Amish Doughnuts: No, not glazed or jelly, but donuts in the snow. From time to time when the winter storm hits Amish country, we see videos like this. A non-Amish person is amused by seeing an Amish person playing in the snow. In this case, it’s doing donuts with a buggy. Other years, it’s been Amish people skiing attached to the back of the buggy. Well these may be funny or interesting to outsiders, to the Amish it’s just a way of life. The Amish work hard, but they also play hard. And during winter there just isn’t much to do, so why not have some fun? Click here to watch the video of an Amish buggy doing donuts, in Tennessee, where it would be more of a rarity!
Millie Otto: I miss featuring Millie’s writing, but with my new website layout, I'm never quite sure how to handle the Amish in the News posts. But, anyway, check out Millie's latest musings about winter and a recipe for Brown-sugar spice cake with caramelized apples. Sounds amazing! Click here.
Amish Dinner Rolls: a Georgia TV station ran this recipe, but what caught my eye was the recipe was posted by somebody named Mitzi Oxford. The name rang a vague bell, as somebody who used to really be interested in weather forecasting, that sounded like a name of a long ago weather person in Cincinnati. So I clicked her bio, and, sure enough, I was correct. She used to forecast the weather in Cincinnati, so I guess she is still in TV. Anyway, she found a recipe for homemade Amish dinner rolls and shared it, and it sounds good! Click here for the recipe.
Clarion River Organics: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has run some hard-hitting stories on the Amish over the past year or so, so it was a little refreshing to see them running a story that paints them in a good light… The story is a really fun read, and to me it just spotlights the industrious and entrepreneurial nature of the Amish. This is classic. And if you live in Pennsylvania you’ll have a chance to taste these organics…
Mennonite Memoir: this is a weekly column by an Old Order Mennonite woman that appears in a small weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania. Her writing is absolutely outstanding, and provides a rare window into the Old Order Mennonite culture and faith. Click here to read the latest.