Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Warmer Weather Recipes, News, and Tidbits-

     Here are some tasty Amish recipes to try now that the weather is warming up. 
                                    "Eat yourself full."

Cucumber Salad (Courtesy of The Amish Homestead Cookbook)
2 medium cucumbers
1 medium onion
2 T. vinegar
Sour cream
     Pare and thinly slice cucumbers and onions and sprinkle with a teaspoon salt. Let stand for a few minutes, then pat with paper towel to take out all the moisture possible. Place cucumbers and onions in serving dish, add vinegar and mix. Pour on enough sour cream to half cover and dust with pepper.

Rhubarb is beginning to make an appearance in the produce section. A good time to make some pie.

Rhubarb (Meringue) Pie (Courtesy of The Amish Homestead Cookbook)
3 cups diced rhubarb
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 T. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. lemon juice
2 eggs, separated
1 9-inch pie shell
Arrange the rhubarb in an unbaked pie shell. Combine the sugar and flour, add egg yolks and lemon juice. Stir into a smooth paste. Pour this mixture over the rhubarb. Cover with meringue made from the egg whites.  Bake in a hot over (425 degrees F.) for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees F. and bake for 30 minutes.


This Sunday, June 1st on TLC

SOME AMISH NOVELS YOU MIGHT ENJOY (Available on Kindle too.)

Amish Girl on a Summer Morning  (watercolor)

 Some Amish words that sound a lot like English:
coffee - koffee
car - kaa
come - koom
comb - kum
book - bookk
bump - boomp
house - haus
snip - shnip
soup - soop
swim - shwim
thing - ding

A summer visit to Amish country in Montgomery County, NY, is in order.  Until next time...

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