By Kevin Williams
Time for weekly blogroll, our romp through cyberspace in search of anything Amish.
AMISH PEACH CRUMB PIE: This pie sounds amazing. Patricia often explores Amish recipes on her blog. One of the things you have to watch out for with Amish recipes are sparse instructions and that probably is what happened here, resulting in an almost-burnt crust. However, for me, that would be a bonus, I like crusts extra crispy, overcooked, etc. SIGH, people think I am crazy. Here is what else Patricia has to say about the pie:
This cookbook called Amish Cooking features the recipe and picture of the dish over a two-page spread AND a picture of some form of Amish life. The picture that came along with the Peach Crumb Pie showed “monthly sewing circles give women the opportunity to socialize, to quilt and to sew items for relief and benefit auctions”. The picture shows Amish ladies sitting around a loom quilting a blanket. So beautiful!
BACON-TOMATO SALAD: This is the type of salad that is super loved in Amish kitchens during the summer and I think you’ll like it too. This is what Dixie’s Kitchen has to say about this super salad:
I served this salad with our steak, and oven fried potatoes for our 4th of July celebration. It is absolutely wonderful! So easy and you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until serving time.
BACON-CHEDDAR CHICKEN: And while you are frying up that bacon, save some for the chicken. Click here for this amazing recipe.
SUMMER IN PINECRAFT: This is the time of year – magnified more so by the virus – that life slows to a crawl in the Florida enclave of Pinecraft. Still, a few hardy (or foolish souls, ventured to Pinecraft on the Pioneer bus’s lone July run and Katie Troyer captured the goodbyes in pictures. Click here.
AMISH FARM AND HOUSE: I didn’t want to like this blog. The place is the epitome of tourist kitsch in Lancaster. Still, the blog does offer a lot of interesting topics about the Amish specific to Lancaster County, so many that I had trouble choosing just one to link to, so I am linking to the whole blog for you to explore. So if you want a blog choc full of Amish information (besides, of course, Amish365), this is a good one.