Saturday, September 11, 2010

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Happy that I read it...a good read.

2 of Hearts- Just O.K but nothing to write home about.
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

The Amish Cook: Recollections and recipes from an Old Order Amish Family- Elizabeth Coblentz with Kevin Williams

My friend had this book on her coffee table and I picked it up while visiting and could not put it down. I really am intrigued by the Amish way of life and reading Elizabeth Coblentz's letters was an amazing insight into her world. She wrote a weekly column for the Amish newspaper, The Budget. Her writing has inspired me to buy a really nice journal and just record the weekly happenings in my life. Even the small mundane things like the weather....this is something that I think my children and grandchildren may actually enjoy reading some day. The recipes sounded amazingly delicious and surprisingly easy. If you like the slower way of life, good home cooking, and getting a personal glimpse into an Indiana Amish woman's world, than I absolutely recommend this book to you!
My Rating:


  1. I bet my mother in law would love this book!

  2. Wowwwwwwwww....this sounds GOOD! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I'm intrigued by the Amish life style too and love to read books set in the Amish community. (Marta Perry is my favorite author.) I think book will add a lot to the experience. I'm off to find it at the library.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful book Staci! I am intrigued with the Amish way of life also. There are Amish communities near us and I really need to spend more time exploring their shops and businesses. We were just at a nearby flea market over Labor Day and there were many Amish shopping and selling produce and goods. I am definitely going to look for a copy of this book. I love your idea of keeping a journal about the happenings in your life. Thanks for sharing this book with us!

    I've been MIA in the blogging community and miss everyone. Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me and commenting my friend! I appreciate that! I LOVE your new blog header, it's perfect for your blog. I want a new look for my blog and that will be a goal for next year most likely:)

  5. I would love this one! I have quite a large collection of Amish cookbooks, but I'm always on the lookout for more.

  6. Sounds totally like something I would love!

  7. There is definitely something to be said for living the simple life and this book would certainly inspire me to remember that.

  8. I used that style of yours, or who it was that invented it :==) Hope it's ok

  9. I just ordered this through inter-library loan... hope to have it late next week. Sounds wonderful!

  10. sounds like a great book with recipes. I use to make my own bread every week and was quite particular about using only wooden spools and board to knead it on. I read somewhere it was better for the dough. I think I would like this book too. Thanks for the review.

  11. One of my best vacations ever was to a bed and breakfast in Amish country, staying in a "mother-in-law" cottage which they stocked with Amish food (including fresh butter, eggs, and syrup). I never wanted to leave! I'm sure I would feel similar love towards this book!

  12. I have always been intrigued by the Amish as well, and going to school in Lancaster County, PA just increased that interest. This book does sound wonderful.

  13. Sounds good. I do love Amish cookbooks!

  14. Sounds like a very interesting book. I am awed by the Amish in today's day and age and completely respect that they can still keep to their way of life.

  15. Our local newspaper carried the Amish Cook weekly. When we first moved here, I was intrigued by the column as written by Elizabeth Coblentz. When Elizabeth died, her daughter Lovina Eicher took over and it's still good reading. She talks about the garden, cleaning the house for church services, her 6 or 7 kids, (I've lost count)and always includes a recipe. For some reason, this is fascinating to me.
    Staci, I think it's a good idea for you to keep a journal - you never know what your kids will find intriguing in the future.

  16. It's great that this inspired you to start journalling. I journal for a while, get sick of myself, take a break and then start again :) It's a great exercise.


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