By Kevin Williams
Spring means graduations, dandelions salads, and rhubarb if you are Amish. Yes, Amish schools do have "graduations." They may not be cap-n-gown pomp and circumstance ones the way most of us think of them, but they are still rites of end-of-term passage. An Amish school may mark the end of the year with a special softball game, or a program, or an awards meal.
AMISH GRADUATIONS: The Lancaster paper had an interesting take on this topic, click here.
AMISH AND TECHNOLOGY: Quartz interviewed an Arizona State professor about the sometimes tricky shoals to navigate between tradition and technology. I think the interview is a good read and I feel like the good professor got most of this facts right. Click here to read more.
MARY YODER'S AMISH KITCHEN: I was happy to see an article about this Geauga County institution. I think it'd be tough to topic Mrs. Yoder's Amish Kitchen in Berlin but, still, I'd like to try this place sometime. I think the writer was a little hard on the place, did she really think the restaurant would have its own chickens pecking around in a barnyard for slaughter and serving? No, this restaurant sounds like a wonderful and hearty indulgence that if it doesn't serve perfectly authentic Amish fare it sounds like a pretty good facsimile! Click here to read about it.
AMY'S SLAW: This is a recipe from Amish country chef Lee Ann Miller, the slaw seems to capture spring in all its bounty! Click here.
RHUBARB RECIPES: Man, look at the rhubarb spoon cake and the recipe, now THAT looks amazing, plus a couple of more rhubarb recipes. Click here for the recipes.