By Kevin Williams
We have a fun blogroll this week, a great mix of stories and recipes in our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of everything and anything Plain. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!
CHERYL MCNULTY: Man, I am always excited when Cheryl starts a new Amish-themed work. This one is of a little Amish girl in Lancaster County during the peach harvest season. I bet this will be beautiful and makes me wistful for Amish country during the peach season. One of these days I'll have to head to Lancaster during that time. Anyway, click here to see this watercolor take shape!
END OF WINTER: The winter season in Pinecraft, Florida starts and ends late. Things don't really start ramping up there until after Christmas and stay busy until around Easter. This past week the final Pioneer Trails bus of the winter season headed north full of Amish who were lingering into the spring. From now through the rest of the spring, summer, and into autumn the bus will only make two trips a month to Pinecraft. Click here to see these scenes of the last Amish snowbirds heading home.
CINNAMON ROLL BISCUITS: This is not an Amish recipe per se, but I had posted the other day about cinnamon rolls using cake mix, this is is a recipe that combines the best of both words: cinnamon rolls and biscuits. Yum. Click here for the recipe.
CONEWANGO VALLEY, NEW YORK AMISH SCENES: Tom the Backroads Traveller lets us in on some gorgeous spring scenes from the Conewango Valley of New York. Click here to see this bucolic, conservative Amish community.
BLACK BOTTOM CUPCAKES: This recipe comes from the "Seasoned with Love" Mennonite cookbook. There are a few copies available on Amazon.
BLOG SPIN: MENNONITE STORE IN MICHIGAN: This was an interesting post. I had never heard of this Mennonite bulk food store (not that I've heard about every single one, but I've heard of most) in Snover, Michigan. I've also never heard of Snover, Michigan. Not that I know every place in Michigan (but I've heard of most). I Googled where Snover is and it turns out it is in the one part of the state I have not explored: the thumb. There is a large Amish community around Mio, Michigan in the thumb area and I've always wanted, but never had the chance, to visit there. Anyway, if you are in the area of Michigan's thumb, this would be a good place to check out! Click here.