By Kevin Williams
Time for our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Plain. Have some fun stuff today, so let's get right to it!
AMISH COWBOY BARS: Patricia at the Patchwork Quilt site has been baking up a storm this week. She must go through more Cascade than about anyone in the world, she is always baking up or cooking something new. Anyway, I love it that she's been making her way through Miriam Miller's Wooden Spoon Cookbook. Miriam is a talented young Amish writer who wrote an amazing cookbook. Cowboy bars are one of the many awesome recipes you can find in the book, check out the recipe and photos here!
WINTER SCENE: I know, who wants to think about winter when were savoring the last days of summer? Talented Rhode Island artist Cheryl McNulty is thinking towards winter, creating some images for an upcoming calendar. Check out her finished portrait of a young Amish girl carrying in firewood. Love the light dusting of snow in the girl's hair. What do you think of Cheryl's latest? Check it out here.
LEMON ICE-BOX PIE: Okay, this recipe isn't Amish and lemon recipes, oddly, typically don't do very well on this site. But I promise you'll like this. I stumbled into this recipe while doing some back-end research for Amish365.com Man, my mouth just waters looking at it. Mmmm, what I would give to have this in my ice box! Click here to check out the recipe and photos.
ANNA MARY'S LEMON BROCCOLI: While we are on a lemon kick, this is a "recipe" from an Amish garden cookbook. But, geez, I mean, who needs a recipe for this, really? You just squeeze on some lemon,butter, and salt and its delish. But if you want an Amish recipe for this, here it is!
BRUCE STAMBAUGH: Bruce and his wife are gradually acclimating themselves to life in Virginia's Old Order Mennonite country. Bruce is a super writer, a great all-around guy and definitely someone whom I'd like to emulate. Click here to read his latest.
BLOG SPINS - Okay, I spun the wheel twice and landed on these two posts!
LANCASTER COUNTY SCENES: Some gorgeous photography from Lancaster County, Amish Country. Click here.
THE WHITE BUGGY AMISH: aka the "Nebraska Amish" who don't live in Nebraska, they live in Pennsylvania. But I think they got started in Nebraska years ago, hence the name. Interesting post and some good photos of this ultra-conservative Amish group. Once my children are a bit older, I plan to really start exploring some of these more onbscure Amis