By Kevin Williams
Have a robust slate of stories in this week's Amish in the News, so let's get right to it!
WHEN THE ENGLISH FALL: This sounds like a fascinating novel. Has anyone on Amish365 read it? I've posted stories about this book before, but when the New York Times takes notice, then it's time for me to take notice again. The New York Times had a review of this interesting sounding work here. You can order a copy of the book from our Amazon affiliate link here.
MARCIA ADAMS AMISH APPLE PIE: A Michigan newspaper posted a recipe for the late, great Marcia Adams's Amish Apple Pie recipe. Marcia wrote a series of Amish-themed cookbooks and had a cooking show on PBS in the 1980s and 90s. I wax nostalgic for her, so I liked seeing her apple pie recipe...there's also a recipe for "open faced peach pie" in the article, so you get a bonus there. Click here for the recipe. You can order this oldie but goodie here from our Amazon affiliate.
AMISH AND HANDGUNS: New York State is trying to come up with a photo ID exemption for Amish and Mennonites wishing to purchase handguns and pistols. My question: are there really that many Amish and Mennonites purchasing pistols? I mean, yes, I could see hunting rifles...perhaps the carve-out is really meant for that. Otherwise, very few, if any, Amish I know of would be interested in buying a Saturday Night Special. Click here to read more.
REBECCA'S BISTRO: I have been hearing more and more about this restaurant in Ohio's Amish country. It'd be tough to pry me away from Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen, but word-of-mouth is powerful and now there's a new article about this place. I've had friends who have eaten at Rebecca's and loved it, so I'll have to try it sometime! Click here to read more.
AMISH AND WIND-FARM SETBACKS: Okay, your reaction to seeing this article headline was probably the same as mine: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. But I actually found it kind of interesting....who knew there were all these different definitions of "dwelling." Click here to read more.
MILLIE'S FIBER BALLS: Check out the latest from Illinois Amish columnist, Millie Otto. I was hoping for a more enticing recipe than "Fiber Balls", but, well, I don't know, maybe they taste better than they sound. Check it out here.