By Kevin Williams
Time for our weekly whirl through the blogsophere in search of anything and everything Amish or Plain. Have a fun selection of stuff today, a little something for everyone to enjoy, I hope!
Let's start out with some deliciousness:
EASY CHICKEN POTPIE: This recipe comes from an absolute gem of a cookbook, Miriam Miller's Wooden Spoon Cookbook. Miriam was, I believe, 19-years-old when she wrote this cookbook maybe 10 years ago. There are some used copies of this cookbook selling on Amazon for as little as $3, and it's definitely worth getting. One of the best Amish cookbooks of the past 20 years. I tried to track own Miriam in the hills of Knox County, Ohio several years ago and got close, but couldn't make contact with her. She is a member of a very conservative branch of the Amish known as the Andy Weavers, so phones are much more restricted and I just couldn't reach her. Anyway, this is a delicious recipe from the book for Easy Chicken Pot Pie tested over on Patricia's Patchwork Quilt blog. Enjoy!
STRAWBERRY CAKE: Oh, man, I love strawberry cake. Rachel fixed me one for my birthday one year and...mmmm, awesome..Charm City Ramblings has this recipe posted for an Amish Strawberry Cake. Yum!
RHUBARB COBBLER: Meemaw finds a gem of a recipe in her mother's recipe box. Meemaw lives in Kalona, Iowa, the state's largest and oldest Amish community and many of the recipes she posts are Amish-influenced. I'd think this cobbler fits into the category and, get this, the rhubarb comes from plants on the family farm that are over 100 years old! Wow, stuff like that blows me away. Click here for the awesome recipe!
Related Post: 5 favorite Amish rhubarb recipes.
5 CHALLENGES OF BECOMING AND REMAINING AMISH: Erik Wesner conducted a super interview with Bill Moser. I've discussed the Mosers before on this site and this is someone else I once tried to track down. The Mosers were, at the time, living near Marion, Michigan and I think when I arrived at their house they had just moved on to someplace else. The Mosers once lived affluent upper-middle class lives in a wealthy suburb of Detroit before deciding to become Amish. They spent 15 years living Old Order and now they are Beachy Amish Mennonite, but just a superb interview detailing some real intricacies of the church that only someone who has been there and back could share. Click here to read.
Related Post: Amish converts
EASY SUMMER SAUSAGE: Lehman's, the old-timey hardware behemoth in Kidron, Ohio published and easy and delicious recipe for homemade summer sausage, which is a staple in most Amish kitchens. Click here to enjoy!
Related Post: Rosanna Homemade Summer Sausage
BLOG SPIN - IOWA AMISH: Some gorgeous photography from Davis County, Iowa's Amish community. Just super photos and seeing them really connects me to why I keep doing this in the first place! Click here to see the images.