By Kevin Williams
SIGH, I know I keep visiting the same blogs over and over, but they sort of become favorites, like old, familiar friends and I have to keep going back! But I think we have a pretty good rotation of blogs that we check in with and mix up. This week:
HOME JOYS: Gina, A talented young Plain Mennonite mother in Pennsylvania does a delightful blog called Home Joys and there were two posts I wanted to share with you this week. CABBAGE SALAD: A delicious summer recipe straight from her garden. Check it out here. GINA'S GARDEN: Wow, she gives us a photo tour of her garden which just looks amazing. Take a look at her bountiful harvest of veggies! Click here for the tour.
SHOOFLY PIE: This recipe never gets old, check out this blog's ode to shoofly this week. Click here.
NAILED IN AMISH COUNTRY: Bruce Stambaugh writes about one of the hidden hazards of living in Amish Country along with some wonderful reflections, click here.
EDITOR'S PICK - AMISH RHUBARB CREAM PIE: Doesn't this pie look fantastic? But you'll want to click over for more than the pie, there's some neat background that goes with it too. And a photo of a recipe card, the likes of which my office are filled with...hand -scrawled recipes on index cards or papers by skilled Amish cooks and bakers sharing culinary traditions steeped by generations before them. Meemaw blogs from the Kalona, Iowa community, so her posts also give some good glimpses into Iowa's largest Amish community (although I think the Bloomfield settlement is rapidly approaching Kalona-size). Click here for Meemaw's post about Amish Rhubarb Cream Pie along with the recipe.
INSIDE A SWARTZENTRUBER HOME: This is a fun post at the Amish America blog that gives a peek inside a Swartzentruber Amish home that is on the market for $94.000 and is being sold through the traditional channels of a realtor. So, yea, you can go to Zillow to look at photos of it. Considering how strict the Swartzentrubers can be about photography, the listing of a home with photos is an interesting twist. Click here to see.