By Kevin Williams
This is our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of all things Plain or Amish or both!:) We have some delicious posts in this week's Weekly Blogroll, so I won't waste any time, I'll jump right in!
AMISH BROCCOLI, BACON, AND CHICKEN SALAD: This is a popular salad recipe among the Amish, what makes this variation different is the addition of chicken. For those must-be-a carnivores out there, then adding chicken makes it a complete meal for you. Although I personally think it is just as good without chicken, but either way this is a delicious salad. Click here for the recipe!
MILLER'S AMISH AUCTION: Many of you know that Adams County, Ohio is one of my favorite Amish settlements. In fact, my book excerpt of Not So Simple that I posted last week was set there. Anyway, the Ellis family in Cincinnati recently ventured to Adams County where the Millers were having an auction. I'll let them pick up the story from here, click here to read and see some super photos from Miller's and Adams County.
EDITOR'S PICK - AMISH SUGAR CAKE: Not often I've not heard of an Amish recipe. I've heard of "sugar pie" and "brown sugar pie" and even "sugar bread", but sugar cake? Yum! The recipe is similar to many I've seen in Amish kitchens that fit this general profile: easy, accessible ingredients that probably have their roots in the Great Depression. This cake looks super delicious and easy, check out the post here.
AMISH ZUCCHINI BARS: I think the frosting on the bars in the photo is what mesmerized me most. Check out this pure deliciousness. As zucchini season approaches this versatile vegetable becomes one of the Amish cook's favorites, finding its way into jams, breads, and brownies. Yum!
SCRAPPLE: This is a popular pork dish that sometimes goes by the name pon haus among the Amish. This blogpost has some great photos and information about this staple of Amish diets, especially during the late winter and spring. Click here to enjoy!
VISIT TO AN AMISH STORE: I've been to so many Amish stores over the years that I thought the odds were pretty good I had been to the one featured in this blogpost, but the writer never says where the store is and upon inspecting the photos nothing seemed familiar. Perhaps the writer will get back with us. Most Amish stores are quite similar in their product mix and lay-outs. I'm not going to say that once you've been to one you've been to them all, but it's kind of close. Often the biggest differences come down to whether a store uses gaslights or skylights, whether they accept credit cards or not (the vast majority do not) or whether they sell "bent n dent" items or just bulk foods. Click here to read about this blogger's visit to an Amish store. Perhaps someone will recognize it.