Time for our weekly whirl around the blogosphere and, as usual, I have a little something for everyone today!
PEACH SPICE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL: I’ve only just recently took a liking to oatmeal. Rachel got me started on it. Of course by the time I add honey, brown sugar, maybe some maple syrup, perhaps some peanut butter….you barely notice the oatmeal, it ends up tasting like one giant dessert swirl. This blog is written by 18-year-old conservative Mennonite author, Briana Thomas. Her blog is REALLY well done with a LOT of great recipes, stories, and musings from a corner of the Mennonite church that often gets overlooked by people in search of horse-drawn romanticism. SIGH, everytime I observe someone so young who seems to have everything so together, I lament my own 20 years of missteps. But it’s never too late, right? Anyway, her most recent recipe is for Peach Spice Overnight Oatmeal….YUM. Briana describes the dish as “ a bridge between summer and fall: bold summer fruit flavors with autumn spice.” Okay, click here to see her recipe and explore her blog!
AMISH CINNAMON SUGAR QUICK BREAD: This recipe scores on all counts for me…anytime you can say the words “cinnamon”, “sugar” and “quick” in the same sentence, my ears and taste buds perk up. Check out this amazing sounding recipe here from the Diva who can cook!
AMISH SHOPPING TRIP: You’ll want to check this out. It’s just a single photo, but the caption isn’t something I had ever given much thought to, but it makes sense. Why use a pony or a tiny horse? This picture explains. Click here for a beautiful photo from Donald Reese and an interesting explanation!
EASY AMISH APPLE BUTTER: Classically simple Amish formulation for apple butter along with a gorgeous photo. Click here!
LANCASTER IMAGES FROM AN EXPAT: Gosh life is interesting and can be so rich and full of diverse experiences if you’re open to them. This lady is an embodiment of it. Thirteen years ago she embarked on a solo trip to Central America, met her husband-to-be while camping in Guatamala, and now lives there with her husband and two children. She now runs a travel agency and does a lot of traveling with her family, one trip which recently landed her in Lancaster County. A few of the kitschy touristy things aside, she really captures some beautiful postcard-type images of this iconic Amish country! Check out her post here.