Welcome back to the Amish Wisdom Reader Bag—reader questions answered by fellow readers, a virtual bulletin board. If anyone in the Amish Wisdom community knows the answer, leave a comment on the post! Does anyone have suggestions for this reader question: Does anyone have an Amish recipe for … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
Keeping twenty-five schoolchildren reasonably happy and on task for a solid hour was harder than it looked. As Rebecca Kinsinger stood at the front of the classroom and eyed the group of students staring right back at her, she realized she had seriously misjudged her ability to manage small … Continue Reading
On Monday's Book Nook, Ann Gabhart shared how her hometown helped inspire her new cozy mystery series (plus, enter to win a copy of Murder Comes by Mail!) Why do obituaries for the Amish seldom appear in our newspapers?? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Gayle Roper gives the … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
I have an Amish cookbook with a recipe for "Boyfriend Impresser Bars" and people always ask me for the recipe when I make it. Which makes me think there are a lot of sweet mamas out there working hard to help their beautiful daughters catch worthy gentleman callers. And who am I to stand between … Continue Reading
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 Amish. Here … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
When people think about the Amish they tend to think about communities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania or in Ohio or Michigan or even in Florida. But the Amish, like the pioneers of the mid-19th century, have pushed westward both in the United States and Canada. So if I drive west through the … Continue Reading
They say, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Well, many might say a visit to the quaint town of Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania is worth two visits to any overly congested, car horn honking, overpriced metropolis you can imagine. What’s there to do and see in Bird in Hand? Plenty! A … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
Welcome back to the Amish Wisdom Reader Bag—reader questions answered by fellow readers, a virtual bulletin board. If anyone in the Amish Wisdom community knows the answer, leave a comment on the post! Does anyone have suggestions for this reader question: Does anyone have an Amish recipe for … Continue Reading
What do the Amish eat for snacks? ~J Walker They’ll eat whatever they have on hand which can vary a lot from one family to another. Cookie jars are often kept filled. Toasted sunflower seeds are a treat for some. Others keep raisins and nuts on hand, while still others prefer chips and pretzels … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
Several years ago I had a conversation with my Amish friend, Sally. Sometimes Sally wore a navy dress and a light blue apron or a light brown dress with a dark brown apron, and I wondered what she thought of other colors. “Would you ever wear pink or yellow?” I thought I knew what her answer … Continue Reading
Missed part one? Click here to read it! Draw a line in the sand. The Amish want to be good stewards of God’s resources—time, money, material goods. They know that convenience comes with a cost. They don’t want to be dependent on outside sources (such as electricity or gas). Convenience means … Continue Reading