by Debra

The Professor and I just returned from a trip to Ohio and although we were on the road quite a bit, we couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable four days spent with a terrific group of people.

We wanted to give you a teensy taste of what’s to come over the next couple of weeks and by the time we’re finished we hope you’ll hop in the car or book a flight because there is something for everyone.

Buggies rule in Amish Country; we enjoyed a ride in the rain with a young Amish mother and gardener who gave us a tip on how to grown nice straight, fat carrots: make a mound of dirt and flatten the top down; scatter your seeds and when those seeds begin to sprout, take a wide-tooth rake through the whole lot. It might look like you’ve pulled them all up but in the end you’ll have a crop of big, fat lovely carrots!

We saw plenty of clothes drying the old-fashioned way – the sun! I don’t know about you, but I think there’s nothing better than bedsheets that are lined dried – the fresh scent alone is enough to have me dreaming of summers in a hammock with a good book.

And of course there are plenty of bakeries scattered about – you never know when the urge might strike and you simply must have a freshly baked hand-pie or a sweet roll!

For religious reasons, the Amish don’t like to have their picture taken and we were trying to be very careful and respectful of that request; on our buggy ride, our driver told us that they would be milking cows in the barn and to have our camera ready. As we clip-clopped past the open barn door, The Professor thought he was taking a picture of cows but alas, this little guy was standing in the doorway.

Look at the size of that Whoopie Pie she’s making!

Pretty jars of preserves – some have little decorated hats while others don’t – but they all taste good!

That’s it for now but we do have so much more to share with you; 3 great inns: Inn at Honey Run, The Inn at Cedar Falls and Murphin Ridge Inn . . . each having its own vibe, each in a different part of Ohio . . . each with a story to tell . . . oh, and did I mention that they all have spectacular food? Hold on to your hats because that’s when it gets really exciting!

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shelly (cookies and cups)

That last picture is gorgeous! We live a few hours from Lancaster, PA and go over once in a while. I wish I was more patient with the buggies. Generally I just drive behind them, tailgating. You’d think I would prepare myself better 🙂



I must have that Rainy Buggy photo. I love it, almost as much as I love getting to know you and the Prof better in Amish country. Great trip, huh? GREG


Dana B

Great pics, both of the food and the Amish. That pastry looks soooo mouthwatering delicious 🙂


Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook

Stunning photos you two! Makes me miss the trip even more and all of our new friends!



WOW! You have truly captured the essence of Amish Country in Ohio in March! Rainy and yet beautiful…it is hard to believe that exists in Ohio…Thank you!


Irvin @ Eat the Love

Love these photos! I’m already nostalgic for that trip…and wish I could go back for more. Thanks for sharing (and so fast too!)



Breathtaking. I am fascinated by the Amish people and their culture. Cant wait to hear what else you have to share.



Lovely Deb! Can’t wait to see what you share next.


Georgia Pellegrini

Amazing. Love, love, love times infinity. I can’t wait to see more.



What great photos. Glad you had a good time. Another lovely place to stay is the Charm Countryview Inn. Quite a view of the countryside from the front porch! Great food and hospitality too!



Thank you Sally – and thanks for the tip on Charm Countryview Inn – will be sure to check them out!


Brian @ A Thought For Food

You got some lovely shots there! Can’t wait to see more!



Thanks Brian – am looking forward to seeing everyone’s photos – I think we all shot some really nice photographs!


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