Okay, I know this is a busy, busy week for everyone which almost makes me think I should have saved this stuff for another week, but all this is too good not to share right away. I think EVERYTHING below is worth reading but if you're just so busy this week that you can only read a couple, I have denoted below which ones are my absolute favorites!
First out of the shoot:
EDITOR'S PICK - AN AMISH INTERVIEW: I don't watch a ton of videos online, I just prefer to read. But, wow, this video made me stop and listen to all 10 minutes of it. British documentarian Philip Bloom created an awesome and rare film. In it, he interviews Amish business owner, Dennis Hoschtetler, owner of Rentown Cabinets near Nappanee, Indiana. The interview itself is so authentic, so tastefully done. I think Dennis hews respectfully to his faith while he explains it. This is the type of programming and content that I strive to create here at Amish365.com. I have reached out to Philip Bloom to see how this came about so I'll report back when I hear. In the meantime, play this while you are wrapping gifts or baking, this is absolutely worth watching. Dennis Hoschtetler is just so genuine and articulate that the interview is an absolute delight.
AMISH BREAD PUDDING: This is a recipe for an old Amish favorite which was featured on a website this past week, a perfect holiday dish! Click here for Amish bread pudding.
OLD CLASSIC: AMISH SUGAR COOKIES - The Food Brings Families Together blog featured a good recipe for old-fashioned soft Amish sugar cookies. I've seen - and posted - similar recipes in the past, but one can never get too many sugar cookies!:) Click here for the recipe.
SOLOMON WICKEY - This Amish man was rather controversial in his church. Many people dismissed him as a quack, others - non-Amish and Amish alike - swore by him. He died in 2013 and with him many of his "medical secrets." Put me in the skeptical camp, I'm not saying he was a quack...I'm open-minded....but I lean skeptical. This blogger is an ardent enthusiast of Solomon Wickey's practices and he writes about them here.
EDITOR'S PICK - MIXED MENNONITE MARRIAGE: This is a fascinating post and so well-written. I'll reach out to the author because I'd love to know a lot more, namely where they are from. But here you have the blogger's grandparents, one of them an elderly Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite and the other (the blogger's grandpa) a member of the far more progressive Mennonite Church USA. Just goes to show love can bridge a lot of gaps and this one is just a heart-warming neat story. I'll post more when I find out more! Meanwhile, read this fascinating post!
BONUS - 30 MINUTE CARAMEL STICKY BUNS.....really, need I say more? Click here for the recipe!