Kyle Valentini

Quilting for the Amish began as a practical art that stemmed from the need to stay warm as they had settled in parts of the country known for their harsh winters.

Having learned the art from people who had settled in the United States earlier, the Amish did not bring the tradition of quilting with them when they first arrived in the 18th century from Europe.

The history of quilting goes back as far as ancient Egypt, but for the Amish community, the practice did not become popular until the 1880s.

Fabric was expensive and ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois´╗┐

 

Fry Pies are as common as Horse and Buggies, especially in Ohio Amish Country, Holmes County.  What is the difference between a good ole' fashioned slice of pie and a fry pie?  For one, you don't need to eat it with a fork.  Two; the Fry Pie is wrapped in a delicious thin crust with your favorite filling; and three, they are cheaper than a slice of pie.  Fry Pies can be found in nearly every bakery or perhaps along the back roads at a family roadside stand.  This ...
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Nina Polien Light

Going to the grocery store has always been an adventure at Walnut Creek Cheese, the Holmes County institution that boasts value-oriented service, quality products and historic charm. And now there is even more to experience.
   
“We finally branched out and launched our own doughnut line for retail for every day of the week,” store manager Dennis Schlabach said, explaining the store previously offered the deep-fried pastries on Tuesday mornings only.
   
At least a dozen varieties are available from the in-store bakery, ranging from a traditional glazed doughnut to cinnamon caramel, cream sticks and apple fritters. ...
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