Join us this month to learn little known facts about the Amish and early American History! History Fact #15 Four items that early Amish settlers had named as being neither useful or necessary were all among the more common commodities of the colonial shipping and trading industries. Coffee, sugar, … [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.
Get to know Molly Jebber on this week's Book Nook. Plus, enter to win a copy of Two Suitors for Anna! Do the Amish use carseats in buggies? Find out on Ask the Amish. We kicked off a special series to celebrate American History Month. Join us in February with fun facts about early Amish … Continue Reading
Before we get to your talent for writing, let's learn more about you as a person. What stage of life are you in? (Married? Single? Children? Grandchildren?) I’m married to my best encourager and supporter, Ed. He named my first book, Change of Heart, and he’s good at brainstorming ideas with me. … 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.
Read about Melodie's recipe-testing experience in Part 1, Deciphering Amish Recipes! Ruth’s Chocolate No-Egg Cake (in Gather Round the Amish Table Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities, Herald Press, 2015) Makes 2 – 9 x13 cakes or 1 – 11 x 15 cake In a big bowl, mix: 4 … Continue Reading
Several years ago I helped test recipes for a cookbook called Gather Round the Amish Table—similar to the name for a fun new feature, Gather ‘Round, here at Amish Wisdom, I noticed. The name is perhaps an inviting metaphor for the fellowship and great family times which can happen when gathered … 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!
With the year winding to an end, we want to spend time reflecting on our highlights from 2016. Here’s another reader-favorite post! It’s strange how trips go. Sometimes every detail is planned out and other times, you have time to simply explore. My last trip to Pennsylvania fit firmly into … Continue Reading
During Thanksgiving week, my husband and I drove to Colorado to research the Amish communities there before I begin work on the eighth book in my Whinburg Township Amish series, The Highest Mountain. Let me tell you about the second part of our journey to learn about this wonderful community. … 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.
Do Amish use safety seats for their infants and small children in buggies and motor vehicles? —Jodi C Infants and little children are often held in their parents’ laps when riding in a buggy. Whether or not they use a carseat in vehicles depends a lot on whether or not it is a requirement the … Continue Reading
When the ladies sell veggies or fruit at the market, do they get to keep the money or does it go into a fund? Charlotte L. Each family is responsible for their own finances. Any vegetables and fruits they sell help supplement the family’s income. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our … 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.
Join us this month to learn little known facts about the Amish and early American History! History Fact #15 Four items that early Amish settlers had named as being neither useful or necessary were all among the more common commodities of the colonial shipping and trading industries. Coffee, sugar, … Continue Reading
Join us this month to learn little known facts about the Amish and early American History! History Fact #14 Supposedly, no more than two persons were assigned to one bed on the ship, but that was almost never held to. Profit-hungry shipowners and captains were known to assign up to as many as ten … Continue Reading