By Kevin Williams
Welcome to our weekly exploration of all things Amish or Plain in the blogosphere over the past week! There was precious little Amish appearing in the blogosphere this past week but that's okay, allowed me to discover some great Mennonite material to share with all of you instead!
First, though, a little canning
HOME CANNING: Lehman's Hardware in Kidron, Ohio is a mainstay among the Amish and Mennonites in that area and home-canning is, of course, an integral part of Amish and Mennonite culinary culture. Click here to read "three signs" you might be a canning addict from Lehman's Hardware.
EDITOR'S PICK - MENNONITE HOG MAW CASSEROLE: I am delighted that I discovered this comforting blog written by a Plain Mennonite woman (not sure what part of the country she is from). I am sure I'll be visiting her blog and sharing more from it with you in the weeks and months ahead, I love her blend of topics and sunny outlook. Um...I'm not sure about "Hog Maw Casserole", though, although if you can get past the name it actually doesn't look bad. Click here for the recipe and to visit her blog!
BANANA PUDDING DESSERT: I did not get a chance to explore this blog as much yet as the one above, but it too looks like one I'll want to check out again. I don't think the author is Plain, which illustrates the variety of ways to worship found in the Mennonite church. Her "Banana Pudding Dessert" sounds amazing! Check out the recipe and her blog here!
BOLIVIAN MENNONITES: This blog post is worth checking out just because of the fascinating photos. The headline of the article feels vaguely disrespectful but after reading it I'm thinking maybe it's just the language barrier/translation. Anyway, the photos give a great glimpse into Mennonite life in Latin America. Click here to see.
EDITOR'S PICK - BLACK BUMPER MENNONITES: Staying with our Mennonite theme, Tom the Backroads traveler posts some wonderful photos and information about a Mennonite church that often gets overlooked because they occupy a small spot on the ideological spectrum between the most conservative horse and buggy Mennonites and the more progressive ones. Click here to see Tom's post!