By Kevin Williams
Wow, we had slim pickin's this week on Weekly Blogroll, our weekly whirl through cyberspace in search of anything and everything Plain! But I managed to scrounge up a few links and recipes of interest. So let's plunge right in!
SARA MILLER'S MAPLE CORNER: I have featured this writer in "Amish in the News" before. She's an Amish writer from the Geauga County Ohio community. I like her style. Very folksy, very insightful as to the comes and goings in that particular Amish settlement. Click here to take a peek at the most recent column.
EDITOR'S PICK - CHERYL'S AMISH WATERCOLOR: Okay, if you can only click one of these links, this is the one I'd recommend. Cheryl McNulty, a talented artist in Rhode Island who does some beautiful Amish-themed work, as finished her most recent one and it turned out beautifully! Click here to see how her painting (which we've been following the progress of the past two weeks) finished.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH DOUGHNUT RECIPE: Next week is "Fat Tuesday" when Fastnachts are all the rage in Pennsylvania Dutch communities. Some Amish have also adopted this tradition,but you don't find that work in many Amish settlements. What is a fastnacht? Basically, it's a doughnut. Click here for a great Pennsylvania Dutch easy version recipe.
AMISH IN KANSAS: I've been to the Amish settlements of Kansas on multiple occasions and really love it out there. This week Amish Wisdom pays a visit to one of my favorite places: Yoder, Kansas. Check it out here.
FARMHOUSE BEEF AND BACON STEW: Okay, this isn't an Amish recipe (as noted, I was having to scrounge for Amish posts this week) but it's farmhouse roots make a recipe that you might well find in Amish homes: a thick, hearty, bacon-y stew in the middle of winter is awesome. Click here for the recipe.