Wow, we have some interesting stuff this week, so clear some time out of your next hour or so and enjoy!:)
AMISH DIP: Hmmm, I've never heard of "Amish Dip" before but it sounds like an interesting recipe posted on Granny Grunt's Attic. It says use as a dip or "sandwich filling." Some of the ingredients include tuna, olives, cream cheese, definitely interesting. I think I'd probably use it as a sandwich filling more than a dip. I don't know. Click here for this interesting-sounding recipe!
AMISH TRUE CRIME: The True Crime blog has a post this week about a murder committed by an Amish man. Such homicides are very rare and I think Edward Gingerich is the only recorded instance of an Amish person committing a murder. I had heard a tale years ago about how an Amish man over 100 years ago smothered an infant with a sack of flour but was never charged. But just because of Amish pacifist believes and their general non-violent nature, homicides are very rare. Click here to read about the Edward Gingerich homicide.
ONTARIO MENNONITES: There was a really informative, interesting read in a Canadian produce magazine about the growing population of Mennonites near Windsor and Leamington, Ontario (I love that area, it is the closest part of Canada to me!) Click here to read this interesting article.
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WINERIES? A blog post explores why there are not more wineries in Lancaster County. Contrary to popular belief the Amish and Mennonites don't prohibit alcohol consumption. So read this blog post exploring some theories.
LEHMAN'S: SIGH, I love this place. Really, Lehman's is just one of the most exquisite, interesting stores you will find in Amish country. The owners are not Amish and it is not an Amish store per see, but the store's roots are firmly planted in Ohio's Amish country. Read a great essay by a rural Idaho housewife who found herself visiting Lehman's recently. Some neat photos as well. If you are like me and love Lehman's, click here.
PRAIRIE ROSE RHUBARB CAKE: This is not Amish per se, but rhubarb is a staple in most Amish kitchens this time of year and this recipe seems yummy! Click here to read.