MORE AMISH ART: I really love Cheryl McNulty's pastel paintings. Her images just capture the essence of being Amish and the innocence of her childhood scenes are very captivating. So I was delighted to see that she has posted two more finished works. One is a an Eastern Bluebird perched on a fence post where a traditional Amish quilt is hanging. Gorgeous scene capturing the classic Lancaster County quilt style. And then she has posted a painting of an Amish girl stopping to smell the flowers. Both are beautiful images and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Click here to see Cheryl's newest creations.
AMISH CHEESE SHOP IN INDIANA: Travelers on I-70 in Indiana pass an "Amish Cheese shop" right off the interstate near Cambridge City. The store has been there since I was a kid and it sells all sorts of cheeses from Ohio's Amish country. I'd have to think the store has taken a hit from the nearby - and Amish-owned - Fountain Acre Foods on US 27. But this store was there long before Fountain Acres was. So a nostalgic post for me about it (although, honestly, I do recommend Fountain Acres if you have to choose between going to the two).
AMISH WHITE-WASH: This is a really neat post about how to make your own homemade white-wash using the same formulation that Amish farmers in Holmes County, Ohio use. Apparently this is a great mixture to apply to the inside of chicken coops or other outside structures to help keep insects away during the summer. How cool! You can also use it on fences, treehouses, any outdoor structure. which you want to keep fresh. Click here to read, see photos, and get the formulation for your own white wash!
AMISH COLE SLAW: Found this recipe posted on a Mom's blog. And since it's kind of a family blog you'll have to wade through some family vacation photos, but scroll down and she posts a simple, delicious recipe for cole slaw. I've tasted similar recipes in Amish homes so I wanted to share her post with all of you. Nothing better than a cool slaw on a hot summer day. Enjoy!
HEIRLOOM AMISH RECIPE FOR BLACK RASPBERRY COBBLER: This is a traditional Amish recipe that a blogger has substituted ingredients with healthier, vegan versions. Don't let the word "vegan" scare you. The writer describes her modified recipe as "pure heaven" and it looks like it from the photos. Yum! Click here for this recipe!