Lemon Honey Ahhhh

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The snow is piling up here in New York. I was even housebound for a day recently. After coming in from shoveling I made my self a cup of tea to warm up. And I reached for my honey jar. Back in 2013 this post, Soothed, appeared here on Not Quite Amish Living. It was… Read More

American Pie: Shoo Fly for Valentine’s Day

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“Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Can she bake a cherry pie, Charming Billy?” Traditional American Folk Song I do not have the Pie Gift, which is daunting since I married into a family with generations of excellent pie makers. The Pie Gift, as I see it, is having a knack… Read More

Amish Church Meal

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As an author of Amish romance, I talk often in my books about the meal after church. It’s well known that the Amish have a three-hour church service, then they have a meal that lasts well into the afternoon. But I never thought a great deal about what goes into one of these meals. Recently… Read More

Oats: What’s The Difference?

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If you have ever made hot cereal for breakfast, it’s likely you’ve made a bowl of oatmeal. Cooked oats are a filling, nutritious breakfast. But if you wander through the breakfast aisle in any grocery store, you’ll find numerous choices when it comes to oatmeal: steel-cut oats, Scottish oats, old-fashioned oats, quick oats, instant oatmeal,… Read More

Tea Time & Guilt-free Buttermints!

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My daughters and I have been having tea time every other Wednesday for several months. It’s the most lovely time where we study one or several things such as art study, music study, read aloud book (currently Nim’s Island!), discuss tea etiquette, or just chatting like ladies. There’s just something so special about this: and… Read More

The art of yeast bread making

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The scent of bread baking in the oven is probably one of the best aromas ever; one of the best tastes ever is a slice of homemade bread with a dollop (or dab) of butter. My mouth waters just thinking about it! For the first few years of my early married life, I did battle… Read More

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