By Kevin Williams
Time for our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Amish or Mennonite. First stop, Dixie's Kitchen:
PARMESAN CHICKEN: Not an Amish recipe per se, but this is a popular Amish creation. It blends the best of Italian flavors with wonderful, fresh poultry. Click here for this recipe.
AMISH PASTA SALAD: I L-O-V-E a delicious, full, flavorful pasta salad, especially during the summer. I mean, you just have a little bit of everything and this salad sounds like just that. Here is how the blogger describes the recipe:
This Amish Pasta Salad may have a long list of ingredients, but they all go together well and this salad has lots of big flavors! It's a bit on the sweet side, yet there is still some tang from mustard, vinegar and sour cream. I also like the spices, especially adding paprika. I've used paprika as a garnish but rarely think of it as an ingredient. If your family is fond of creamy salads, don't hesitate to give this one a try folks
Click here for this amazing sounding - and looking - and tasting - recipe!
CHERYL MCNULTY - PRIMITIVE PAINTING: Okay, not Amish, but I do enjoy her other works and this one has an old-time feel to it. Here is where Cheryl says about her latest:
Anyway, I just finished this one, and although it’s not an Amish painting, it is a primitive colonial type painting. I got the idea for this painting from the movie “Girl with a Pearl Earring” with Scarlett Johansson. Very good movie! There was an image of her in her bonnet looking out the window with a jug and it was very plain and dull. I changed that picture by changing her face a bit
Click here to read Cheryl's whole post and see the painting.
PINECRAFT SUMMER: I love all of Katie Troyer's posts that capture the essence of summer in Pinecraft. There must be a new barbecue joint in town and she posts some mouthwatering photos from it here.
TRIBUNE TO JAY LEHMAN: I go to Bruce Stambaugh's blog and it is difficult to choose what post to share with you because I love all of his writing. But to keep this Amish-centered, Jay Lehman founded Lehman's Hardware, which is a mainstay of Ohio's Amish country. An amazing store. Jay Lehman recently passed away, and Bruce Stambaugh weighed in with a wonderful tribute:
Here is an excerpt:
He understood the worth of healthy relationships.
That, in part, is what drew folks to Jay. He possessed a quiet, confident demeanor, and yet humility formed the mantle of his character. Even Lehman’s tagline reflects that concept: “For a simpler life.”
Click here to read the whole tribute.