This is the time of year when rhubarb is on the menu in many ways in Amish kitchens. Whether it be rhubarb pie, shortcake, pudding, or even juice, rhubarb is king right now. This is how Lovina’s rhubarb juice supply looked this time last year. Try the recipe below for your own homemade rhubarb juice! Continue reading
As we approach the Memorial Day weekend I thought I would re-post a recipe for “barbecued burgers” which first ran in the Amish Cook column back in 2002. Also re-posted here is a recipe for homemade barbecue sauce which comes from the Amish settlement in Choteau, Oklahoma. Combine these two great recipes and you’ll have a sure winner for your cookout this weekend!
Author: The Amish Cook
- BARBECUED BURGERS
- 2 slightly beaten eggs
- 2 cups soft bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 pounds hamburger
- ¼ cup minced onion
- ¼ cup milk
- AMISH B-B-Q SAUCE
- 4 cups catsup
- dash Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 /2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 can tomato sauce
- Mix all together.
- For the burgers, mix the ingredients listed above under the burger heading. Mix well.
- Shape into thin patties.
- Broil over hot coals, brushing both sides with barbecue sauce.
- You can use the sauce of your choice, or be bold and use this recipe that comes from Choteau, Oklahoma’s Amish settlement. Simply mix the above ingredients until well blended and baste over burgers.
BUGGY SAFETY: This is the time of year when buggy rides can be amazingly pleasant as one soaks in and savors spring in a way that can’t be done from a car. This is the view from a buggy when I took a ride once in the New Order Amish settlement near Belle Center, Ohio. It was pure, pristine peace (except when the horse sneezed and the breeze blew a rain of equine sneeze on me)
On the flip side, a buggy ride can quickly turn into a harrowing adventure if a severe storm blows up as they will this time of year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the storm victims today in Oklahoma. Continue reading
It’s a big, bloggy world out there, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite blogs. While my first choice of worlds to explore is the natural, physical world (a nice leisurely stroll in the woods is the most inexpensive therapy) not the cyber-world, there are a lot of wonderful places online to check out. I need to figure out how to make a “blog roll” on this site:), but until I do I’d like to occasionally share a few of my favorite places in the online world that I think our readers would enjoy. Here are a few for starters:
Little House Living: this website is a wonderful collection of hints, recipes, and musings about living a more self-sufficient life. It’s very much in keeping with the Amish ethos of self-sufficiency. Whether you want to make your own candles or your own 7 day meal plan, Little House Living keeps it simple and accessible. I check this site out almost everyday and you should too!
Moose Musings: You’d think this is a blog from someplace north, like Maine or Vermont, but it’s not. Quite the opposite. This is a neat food blog by former food editor Debbie Moose where you can partake in tastiness with a southern flair.
Chiot’s Run: My wife got me started on this site. It’s a wonderful repository and resource for simple, self-sufficient living from the view of an off-the-gridish couple who recently moved from a suburban enclave in Ohio to 153 acres of pristine Maine backwoods. One word from me: ENVY!:) I love, love, love the gorgeous state of Maine….
Harvspot: Harvey Yoder was raised Amish. He is now an ordained Mennonite minister and a marriage and family counselor based in Harrisonburg, Virginia, home of Eastern Mennonite University. He is has a real reservoir of wisdom that has helped me weather some tough days. Excellent reading on this site!
Nothing beats fresh berries baked into a tasty crisp or cobbler. As the Memorial Day weekend and all its picnics and parties approach, I’ll be sharing some recipes that sing summer!:) This recipe for homemade blackberry crisp comes from a neat blog, Farmgirl Fare, which I’m sure many of you would enjoy. The blackberries Rachel and I used for this were some beauties that came from a Swartzentruber Amish produce stand near Sinking Spring, Ohio. Continue reading