It’s no secret that farming and gardening are an integral part of Amish and Mennonite life. As a little girl, I remember spending many days picking row after row of string beans and corn in my Opa’s orderly plot. However, you don’t need acres of land or even a green thumb to eat like the… Read More
The best place to gather with friends and family. Join our conversation as we chat about life in the kitchen and around the kitchen table.
It’s hard in the winter to eat lots of fresh veggies and fruits. If you are like me you had vowed to eat a more healthy diet this year. Here it is March, how are you doing so far? I’ll confess I love sugary treats to start my day, coffee cake, French toast, pancakes. Yum,… Read More
As an author, one of the things I like to do for research is experience the food the culture I’m writing about cooks and eats. That’s easy to do with the Amish! I don’t cook as much as I used to. I’m usually writing right up until dinnertime and then pull together something quick and… Read More
Quinoa Stuffed Baked Apples Dessert is a rare luxury in my home during the months of November through mid-March. It’s a busy season of homeschooling three of my four kids, church activities, and basketball. With all three of my youngest in basketball, it’s likely we have a game or practice to attend most any day… Read More
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
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