By Kevin Williams
Let’s look at some Friday favorites, MY favorites, not trending as decide by Google, but favorites hand-picked by yours truly.
ZOOK’S PRODUCE STAND: If you live in the USA long enough, eventually you’ll need to drive on Interstate 70 for something. So, my advice: if you happen to be driving through Indiana and it’s summer, hop off the highway for a few miles, just long enough to visit Zook’s produce stand right on US 35. You’ll find plump tomatoes, sweet summer corn, and plump pumpkins in the autumn. It’s a great way to have an authentic Amish experience without straying too far off the highway. Click here to read more.
ROASTED SUMMER VEGETABLES: Speaking of produce, check out this mouth-watering and simple recipe for enjoying fresh summer garden goodies. Click here.
5 AMISH SUMMER CORN RECIPES: And while on the topic of veggies again, check out a collection of 5 Amish recipes that use delicious seasonal corn. Wow! Click here.
BUSHEL OF COOKIES: I have fond memories of this cookie. First, I’ve seen the recipe for years in Amish cookbooks and encountered it at Amish gatherings. It was only a few years ago that I finally got around to making them myself and they were really good. I mean if you are looking for a classic sweet cookie, skip this and do chocolate chip. But for a moist, flavorful what I would call “breakfast cookie” these are really, really good. Click here to try them.
AMBASSADOR MENNONITES: This was an interesting group of Plain people who I had the honor of visiting in the summer of 2013. They maintained a small community near Owenton, Kentucky. Last I heard, however, they pulled up stakes and moved elsewhere. Click here to read more.