By Kevin Williams
This is our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of all things Plain and Amish. So buckle up and enjoy the ride, we have a neat selection of stories on today's blogroll!
AMISH GINGERSNAPS: This seems like more of a Christmasy recipe, but, hey, I like ginger any time of year, so I'm game. The Patricia's Patchwork blog posted a recipe this week for Amish gingersnap cookies and, yum, they do look good! Click here for the recipe. The recipie is for a crispy gingersnap, not the soft, chewy kind.
AMISH COUNTRY CHEESE: Guggisberg Cheese in Holmes County,Ohio is not Amish-owned, but nestled in the heart of Holmes County it has kind of become synonymous with the area. Plus, they do employ Amish workers and use milk from Amish diary farmers, so the cheese house occupies an important place in the Amish economy. Their cheese is award-winning and this week Ohio Country Journal showcased them in a feature story, check it out here.
OLD GERMAN BAPTIST BRETHREN CHURCH: This post made me slightly wistful. Think about it: this Old German Baptist Brethren Church congregation first opened its doors in 1775 and moved into the church building in 1860.... the congregation held on until the last two families left, which was 1999. Too bad times change and people move on. What a charming church. It was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places so at least it now enjoys a measure of protection. Chow and Chatter posted a peaceful, wonderful pictorial of the church this week. For those wondering, the Brethren that left in 1999 would have been affiliated with Rosanna's church. Click here to see Chow and Chatter's photos.
MENNONITE FARM MARKETS IN TENNESSEE: I am unfamiliar with these Mennonite settlements, so this was an interesting post for me. If you live in Tennessee this will be especially interesting for you...click here to read.
BACON AND CHEESE WRAPPED JALAPENOS: This may not be an Amish recipe per se, but you would be quite surprised how popular this recipe is with Amish grill-masters! Jalapenos are now a mainstay of most Amish gardens and this is one of the favorites ways to prepare them. Yum! Click here for the recipe and photos.
GONE FISHIN': Fishing is a favorite pasttime among Old Order Amish men so what an eye-catching sight it is when you spot a buggy pulling a boat or something similar. Tom captured some awesome photos of Amish going fishing in this series of photos!
Tom The Backroads Traveller
Thanks for the link Kevin.
Thanks so much for including my article regarding the two Mennonite Farm Markets in Tennessee. I was completely shocked and pleased by this!
Thanks so much for featuring my jalapenos! We love them!
They look yummy!