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Today I am going to share some things I'm passionate about: food color, hosting and friendships.
I believe we are so blessed as Americans to have access to the plentiful, colorful food we have. When I go shopping at the local grocery store or markets I look for colors. I'm not a list person so usually I just buy colorful food, then come home and throw stuff together to make recipes that not only look good but also taste good. In the picture with the shrimp stir-fry, I had everything in but the cilantro and thought it still needed some green color. The cilantro worked out great, not only with the color but the taste also.
Another thing I enjoy doing is hosting friends and ...
As I was driving from Wooster to Millersburg on state Route 83 the other day I spotted this beautiful front yard covered in this stunning color palette. I made a quick turn around to capture this picture.
Spring is my favorite season. Living in Ohio it is a time of new life, not only in plants but also with the birth of animals. Our children were also all born in the spring. That makes it even more special!
I enjoy the blooming trees, especially in our local town of Shreve, which has a beautiful row of blooming pear trees that line each side of the main street. I remember when living in Sugarcreek they had them down Main Street also. Another thing I love is the grass in ou ...
My morning at an Amish church serviceBy Lena Schlabach
This past Sunday we attended an Amish Church service to celebrate my husband’s brother and girlfriend getting baptized. They had asked us to attend the service. I was a little anxious about sitting on the hard benches for that long, but I was also looking forward to see how the church services have changed since I used to attend on a regular basis.
The services traditionally start around 8:30 a.m. First the preachers file in with the married men. Next came the married ladies, then the single young girls, and last but not least, the single boys. This is all done by age, as the oldest to the youngest file in to ...
I don’t think I will ever get enough of the beautiful sunrises. As I walk out of our bedroom into the kitchen every morning this is the view as I look out my kitchen window, sipping my coffee as our 10-year-old crunches on her granola.
Then I make a conscious effort to inspire my brain with good things like this view of the sunrise, music, reading, recipes or even just silence. These things help set the tone for my busy days as a wife, daughter, mother, business owner and friend. Although my days are filled with lots of activity, I still love to have supper ready so our family can sit down together each evening for supper.
Hi. It’s Melissa from Wendell August Forge.
2013 is zipping along at a pretty quick pace already. It’s so funny how the older you get, the faster time seems to fly. Valentine’s Day is officially over now, and Easter is the next big holiday event.
Although, I guess our perspective on time can vary. An 8-month pregnant woman may feel like one month is a year away, but the month between mortgage payments only feels like two weeks!! At 46, I feel like time is slipping away too quickly. After all, I’ll be 50 in 3-1/2 years. That’s a shock to my system. LOL.... ...
Hi I’m Lena Schlabach. I’m going to be a new blogger for OAC. I’m so excited to share things with you about Ohio Amish Country and myself in the coming months.
I was raised Amish and live beside my still Amish parents. I enjoy where I live even though it’s on my bucket list to live by the ocean. My talented husband is an artist by night and works for my family’s business by day. We are blessed with three beautiful, healthy children ages 17,13 and 10. I’m the owner of Lena’s Amish Granola. OK what else would you like to know about me? I love cooking, travel, taking pictures of Amish Country and in the coming months you will get to know me bet ...
I have lived in Ohio all of my life and I can honestly say winter has grown on me… finally. As a child, growing up in the hills of Holmes County, I was always the first kid out the door so excited to build a snowman or go sled riding. However, I was always the first kid back inside to warm up! To me the best winters were the ones that flew by or the ones, in which I missed a lot of school from snow days. But the older I get the more I see the beauty in each season. A year or so ago, I read a quote that really sums it up: “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influe ...
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