By Kevin Williams
Time to check in with some old blog friends:
NOAH'S PUPPY: Cheryl McNulty just finished another wonderful Amish-themed painting and I do really like this one. I mean, I think she captures the essence of an Amish boy and a puppy well. The angelic-looking Amish boy snuggling a warm puppy. Now, I've been to plenty of Amish farms where a boy that age will sling around a puppy like a rag-doll, or put them in a wagon and pull them, or dress them up, so, you know, it just depends on the kid. But Noah seems to be a gentle soul and Cheryl captured that. Click here to see Cheryl's completed painting.
The Best of Amish Cooking's LEMON SPONGE PIE: This recipe comes from Phyllis Pellman Good's classic collection of Amish recipes. Lemon lovers can rejoice at this one, the pie is very lemony. Patricia at Patricia's Patchwork tried it out and it was a hit. So enjoy! Click here for the recipe.
MARY MAST'S BAKED GOODS: Fellow Amish blogger Erik Wesner found a gem of an Amish bakery in Ethridge, Tennessee. My experience in Ethridge is that it is a very conservative community, it's tough to get people to "open up" and converse there, so I was interested in this post. Man, this is just the type of "discovery" that keeps me coming back to Amish country...these hole-in-the-wall, tucked-away-in-an-outbuilding type bakeries and bulk food stores are my favorite and it sounds like Erik found one. Take a look at his post and the photos of the baked goodies here!
PINECRAFT EMPTY: The Florida Amish enclave appears to have been emptied about because of contagion fears, take a look at the deserted scenes here.
ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD: This recipe was posted on Dixie's Kitchen blog and it sounds - and looks - absolutely amazing. Click here.
OLD-FASHIONED AMISH CHURCH BREAD: The Southern Lady Cooks reproduced a recipe that is a favorite among the Amish. I've seen this recipe before it makes a nice fluffy bread, not too dense. Here is what she says about it:
This old fashioned Amish bread is the type bread usually served at the church meals. This bread is wonderful with your favorite jams and jellies slathered in butter and served with coffee. Old fashioned Amish Bread makes a great bread with any meal. Share a loaf with a friend or neighbor