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
This is a sweet, super moist cake that can be enjoyed plain, with icing, or with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It’s a cake that can stand alone on its own, or with a sweet topping. Continue reading
I wrote a post once about common Amish surnames, but what about common first names? Many of the most popular and common Amish names, not surprisingly, have Biblical origins.
Male: Dan, Levi, Amos, Paul, Albert, Jacob, Samuel, Eli, Aaron
Female: Emma, Susan, Elizabeth, Nancy, Miriam, Gloria, Barbara, Rebecca
THE AMISH COOK
BY LOVINA EICHER
This is Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. It’s late and I should join the rest of the family and go to bed. It seems our days are extra filled with all the extra cleaning we are doing plus gardening.
Tonight we were out in the garden planting until 8:30 p.m. We planted 92 tomato plants. I am glad we waited to plant as we had 29 degrees yesterday morning. Continue reading
I had the opportunity to visit the “Springfield Extravaganza” yesterday. For those who don’t know – and I didn’t know until yesterday – this is a massive 3 day sale held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ohio. Basically, this is a sprawling combination flea market, antique show, carnival, and vintage gallery. You can pretty much find anything here from plants to pottery to paintings. Continue reading