By Kevin Williams
Welcome to our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Amish or Plain related. Have some interesting and tasty stuff today!
AMISH "MINI-COOPER:" David Arment's photography is superb. His ad appears on our site (well, not today because there is some construction). An Amish buggy was festooned with Christmas lights as it rolled down the street as part of Shipshewana's annual holiday celebration. The Amish generally shy away from the more commercial and secular parts of the season, but something like a local festival is all in good fun. Click here to see David's photo and explore his site!
RUSSIAN "AMISH": The Russians have their own cultural group that lives very much like the Amish. Meet the "Old Believers" and based just on this essay, it's striking how similar in appearance they are to the Amish. Their clothing colors are much more festive, but beyond that the style and lifestyle seem quite similar to the Amish. The two groups have no contact and no theological commonality, but, wow, the photography with this post is worth clicking over to it. Click here.
INN AT HONEY RUN: This inn is one of Holmes County, Ohio's best kept "secrets". Okay, it's not secret, but it doesn't have some of the garish qualities of some of the larger, more sprawling places in the area. SIGH, reading this post made me wistful for a quiet getaway there. It's been years and years since I have stayed at Honey Run but someday I would love to again! Click here to read this blogger's account of her recent stay there.
AMISH NOODLES: Bakeaholic Mama posts a great recipe and how-to-pictorial of making Amish egg noodles. Yum! Click here to enjoy!
AMISH HOME REMEDY? I don't know...I definitely am open to natural cures for stuff. I truly am. On the other hand, capitalism is a powerful force. I'm just thinking this stuff really worked as advertised there'd be someone selling it curing high cholesterol. So, read this - and use the recipe - at your own risk. By the way, do the Amish embrace some concoctions? Absolutely, still.....with this particular one, I'm skeptical.
MENNONITE CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE: This is another great read from Patricia's Patchwork as she makes a chocolate chip cake from one of Phyllis Good's cookbooks featuring Mennonite recipes from Virginia. What I'd give for a piece of this cake.....Yum! Click here for the recipe!