A Tribute to Samuel Yellin

It is seventy years ago this month that Samuel Yellin passed on to his reward. The work of his hands, however, is still with us and is just as beautiful and inspiring as it was in the 1920’s. Born in Poland in 1885, Samuel entered an arts and crafts school […] Read more »

Demystification of an Amish Tradition

One of the most misunderstood facets of Amish culture is the practice of “rumschpringa,” a period of adolescence commonly thought to be a rowdy, a time when youth are “allowed” to do non-Amish things before settling down to the traditional Amish lifestyle. The truth is that while some rowdy elements […] Read more »

Grandma’s Lemon Sponge Pie

1 lump butter, the size of a walnut 3 tablespoons flour heaping 1 cup sugar 1 lemon, including rind (juice and grind) 2 egg yolk 2 egg whites 1 cup milk Cream the sugar and butter together. Add flour, lemon juice, rind and yolks. Stir well and add milk. Beat […] Read more »