By Kevin Williams
I haven’t done a “blogroll” in a while, so thought I’d do one this week. Patricia from the Patchwork Quilt blog has done some intriguing Amish recipes lately that I wanted to direct you to.
DOUBLE CHEESE BAKE: Patricia from the Patchwork Quilt blog posted a recipe from Country Cooking by the Amish of Buchanan County, Iowa cookbook. I actually have that book and it is full of wonderful, hearty, thick casserole type meals. The book is a showcase of very traditional Amish cooking from the 1970s. I may have even made this one once, I can’t remember, but Patricia’s version looks super. Click here for the recipe and more of what Patricia has to say about it.
AMISH LEMON COCONUT PIXIES: This cookie looks good, Patricia says they are good, so that is good enough for me. But, geez, lemon by itself is OK. I love coconut. But coconut and lemon together??? Apparently, it is a thing. Click here to see this intriguing recipe!
CHERYL MCNULTY AMISH ART: Cheryl has just finished a wonderfully serene scene of an Amish garden. You’ll love this painting, especially if you are like me and weathering a terribly cold winter. Cheryl has also posted a partial portrait of an Amish girl which she has in the works. I love the introspective look on the girl’s face and can’t wait to see how it turns out.
AMISH CREAMY POTATO SOUP: Check out this hearty delight from Charm City Ramblings.
BRUCE STAMBAUGH: For some fine writing and perspective from a man who has spent most of his adult life living in Ohio’s Amish country, it gets no better than Bruce. I’m linking to a piece this week that is just so true about how the Amish deal with tragedy and what we can learn from it. Bruce was a school principal in Holmes County, but also an EMT and I tell you I think EMTS are the most amazing of people…to have to respond to the most critical situations with a blend of clinic compassion and milliseconds matter thinking….yeah, those people are heroes. Check out Bruce’s thoughts this week.
VISIT TO AN AMISH SCHOOL: Check out Amish Indiana’s visit to an Amish school program in the Michigan community of Centreville, a fast-growing Amish area in southern Michigan near the Indiana line. Click here.