By Kevin Williams
Well, here we are, Tuesday again, which means it's time to climb into the blogmobile, strap ourselves in, and go on a whirl through cyberspace in search of everything and everything Plain and we have some interesting stuff this week. So enjoy!
HOMEMADE AMISH WHITE BREAD GARLIC KNOTS: Man, these look absolutely, 100 percent incredibly amazing and if I ever run across these in an Amish home I think I'll want to move in!:) Click here for the recipe.
AMISH ART: I posted this last week but some of you may have missed it there, so I'll repost it again here, check out the progress on Cheryl McNulty's latest Amish portrait! Click here.
KATIE TROYER: Ah, some photos of idyllic summer life in Pinecraft, Florida's Amish enclave. It really does remind me of a college town. You have the winters when Pinecraft floods with snowbirds and it gives the "village" this vibrancy and energy and then you have the summers when it's pretty empty, but the Amish people that do stay the summer or visit during the summer have a much more laid-back atmosphere. Nothing like enjoying an ice cream cone at Big Olaf's. Click here to see a peaceful Saturday night in Pinecraft!
AMISH NO-BAKE COOKIES AND GRAB YOUR WET WIPES: Wow, this blog has some amazing-looking Amish no-bake cookies. The cookies are authentic and have a genuine Amish connection as you can see by the photographs, so this is worth going to. You'll also get plenty of commercial time for Wet Wipes in the post, the blogger has a sponsorship arrangement with them. SIGH, everybody but me...these sponsored posts are great ways for blogs to earn additional revenue but I've not "cracked the code" to getting that done yet on Amish365. Anyway, if you can wade through the Wet Wipes,this is a good post! Click here.
POTATO MAC SALAD WITH AMISH BOILED DRESSING: I liked this recipe because it has its roots an old Amish restaurant that used to be near me. Der Dutchman used to have a location in Waynesville, Ohio and this recipe has its roots there. The restaurant wasn't Amish per se but offered Amish-inspired dishes. Click here for this amazing recipe!
Related: 5 Amish Potato Salad Recipes
BLOG SPIN: AMISH TAXI DRIVING: Now this was a fascinating post because you rarely hear about life from the driver's point out of view. The Amish often hire non-Amish people to drive them into town on errands or for long trips. The Amish draw a firm distinction between owning a car and simply riding in one. Amish taxis are not without controversy. Some drivers really conflate prices. Some states regulate and license them, others do not. And some Amish are uncomfortable with the "hired help"/chauffeur mentality that can creep in when using taxis too often. Anyway, if you've ever wondering how much money a full-time Amish taxi driver and make and what sort of experiences they get to have, this post is for you!