The 5 Best Amish Cookbooks

February 18th, 2017

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If you are familiar with Amish cooking, then you already know that it is really something special that should be treasured. Amish cooking isn’t about blending a wide range of ingredients. Instead it focuses on utilizing a small number of ingredients and blending them with harmonious results. Add to that the fact that Amish cooking also focuses on using the freshest ingredients and the end result is something uniquely yummy.

 

Fall in Love with Amish Food

 

 

Many who experience real Amish cooking for the first time fall in love. In fact, this kind of cooking and preparation is so loved that there is a real demand for Amish cookbooks.

 

It is one thing to read about great tasting Amish food and quite another to make your own Amish delights. While there are many on the market, some are obviously going to be better than others. Let’s take a look at the 5 of today’s very best Amish cookbooks. In making our selections, we looked for Amish cookbooks that were not just authentic, but also feature recipes that are easy to make and understand. Plus, if you’re not living in an Amish community, it is important that the foods are practical to make. You probably don’t have all day to pick berries or wait for dough to rise.

 

The fusion of elegant simplicity and fresh, hearty ingredients combine to create a unique dining experience. Armed with an Amish cookbook of your own, you’ll be able to repeat these classics whenever you like.

 

#1 Gather Around the Amish Table: Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities by Lucy Leid

 

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While “Around the Amish Table: Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities” by Lucy Leid may have the word “plain” in the title there is nothing plain about how these recipes taste. Quite to the contrary, the classic Amish recipes featured in “Around the Amish Table” are sure to brighten up any meal.

 

Whether you are looking for whoopie pie, pecan roll, cocoa cupcake recipes or a whole range of other food options you’ll want to check this impressive and diverse book out. The recipes in this book come from both Amish and Mennonite kitchens and experienced cooks. We also liked the helpful notes on the ingredients and terms that are being used in the recipes. If you don’t yet know what things like “occident flour” or “clear jell” are yet, this resource will lend you a helping hand.

 

Part of what makes this cookbook unique and something of a standout among Amish cookbooks is that it includes true stories as well as well as beautiful photos of Amish farms and foods, helping to make Around the Amish World feel like more than just another cookbook.

 

#2 -The Amish Cook’s Family Favorite Recipes by Lovina Eicher

 

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“The Amish Cook’s Family Favorite Recipes” by Lovina Eicher stuffs a lot of goodness into its pages. Featuring over 300 recipes, this recipe book is about helping you create, craft and enjoy a surprisingly wide variety of very authentic Amish food. This book focuses on helping you create big and hearty meals, such as Corn Casserole and impressive desserts such as the mouth awakening Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls or the ridiculously tasty Maple Drop Cookies.

 

Part of what makes The Amish Cook’s Family Favorite Recipes a true winner is that it the flavors the recipes produce is sure to wow friends and family alike. If you are looking for a cookbook that “pops” you’ll want to consider this strong entry into the Amish cookbook competition from Lovina Eicher. And if you like Eicher’s recipes, you’ll find she has several other great Amish cookbooks including “Amish Cooks Across America.”

 

#3-The Amish Canning Cookbook: Plain and Simple Living at Its Homemade Best by Georgia Varozza

 

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“The Amish Canning Cookbook: Plain and Simple Living at Its Homemade Best” by Georgia Varozza is a must have Amish cookbook if you’re planning to do any canning in the near future. It’s perfect not only for beginners, but also for the seasoned canner. Georgia Varozza is well known in the Amish cookbook world having penned not just this selection, but also “The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook.”

 

“The Amish Canning Cookbook” offers something special for our list of the top 5 Amish cookbooks. In addition to being a wonderful cookbook, The Amish Canning Cookbook, dives into the increasingly lost art of canning. You will get a basic, easy to understand and follow exploration of canning and what is needed to get started on your own. She also goes over some of the health benefits of canning, which include avoiding BPA and avoiding preservatives. In addition to canning basics there are, not too surprisingly, many recipes for everything from soups and sauces to canned fruit and vegetables and more.

 

 

#4-The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams

 

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“The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family” by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams may not feature as many recipes as some of the other books on our 5 best Amish cookbooks list, but it is still a fascinating and worthwhile addition to our list due to its diversity. In addition to the 75 recipes in this book, there are also everything from gardening tips to Amish stories and tips and facts regarding Amish life. You will also enjoy this book’s beautiful and vibrant photos.

 

#5-Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens by Marcia Adams

 

 

“Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens” by Marcia Adams features a full 200 recipes. It was originally published in 1988, and it certainly holds up quite well today.

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The recipes in this book are known for being easy to make, while offering a wide variety of types of foods. Simple ingredients, such as flour and butter, are used to create some pretty amazing and tasty creations. In short, this is one of the best books out there to learn more about Amish cooking and is a must for beginners.

 

Together these 5 Amish cookbooks represent a comprehensive look at Amish recipes and cultures. Any of these selections will help you discover some winning, easy to make recipes. Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your own home without having to travel to Lancaster or another region where Amish people are prevalent. You, your family and your friends will all enjoy what these well thought out books have to offer!





Solid Oak Nightstand Graces a Comfortable Bedroom

February 8th, 2017

 
The Royal Mission 1 Drawer Slat Night Stand from Amish Furniture Factory
 
David and Angela have a new nightstand. Their Royal Mission 1-Drawer Slat Nightstand is oak with Old World Mission stain and a custom height. For David, it was a solid choice.
 
The Amish Furniture Factory exceeded my expectations: the night stand was a perfect match to my existing bedroom furniture. Wood/finish samples provided by mail made the selection process very easy. The nightstand is made of solid wood and the craftsmanship is excellent. Customer service was outstanding as well; I had no problem making special design requests for the height and shipping dates. If we ever need another piece of furniture, it will be purchased from Amish Furniture Factory.
 
David

 
Remember, you can always call us to customize your furniture order.
 





How Do the Amish Approach Healthcare?

January 21st, 2017

 

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The Amish have definitive views on healthcare. In the eyes of the Amish people, God is the ultimate healer. As a result of this view, many Amish do not opt for modern healthcare practices.

 

In addition, it is common for the Amish to be uncomfortable with and actively avoid settings where technology is a key component. The Amish view of modern healthcare has many implications. At the top of the list of those implications is the fact that the Amish are more willing and more likely to suffer with medical issues.

 

The idea of “routine” test and medical treatments are not viewed by the Amish as being routine in any way. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how the Amish approach different aspects of medical care and health.

 

The Amish and Insurance

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One major factor in the Amish approach to healthcare is that that Amish frequently don’t have insurance. The reason for this is that insurance would make them rely less on their community, which is an important cornerstone concept in the Amish world. Further, they have been exempt from Obamacare.

 

In Amish culture, when someone becomes seriously ill, the appropriate route is for community funds to be used to help that person. The church will often pay expenses and bills during bouts of serious illness.

 

The idea is that the individual can rely on the Amish community in the time of need. This value is key when it comes to understand the Amish people’s view on healthcare. However, insurance and the way that the modern healthcare system functions are counter to this approach and philosophy.

 

Many of what those outside of the Amish world would consider “basic healthcare” simply does not exist in the Amish world. Some of the most striking differences include the following: the Amish do not use birth control, use no special prenatal care and typically opt for no vaccines. Again, the core concept is that God is the ultimate healer and guider of health outcomes. In short, humans should not use technology to intervene in God’s plan for their health outcome.disease-292571_960_720

 

The Amish, Technology and Emergency Medical Care

 

All of this is not to state that the Amish do not take steps to alter the course of health outcomes, as they do take often take steps in many cases. It is only that those steps typically do not directly use technology. Some of the healthcare steps that the Amish are willing to accept include vitamins, chiropractic, homeopathy and reflexology. In fact, some Amish even run health food stores in their communities.

 

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The dedication to the principle that modern healthcare should be avoided usually runs deep in Amish culture. A prime example of this is that fact that often the Amish elderly and the sick will often even refuse emergency medical care. Additionally, many Amish will often seek unorthodox medical treatments outside of the country.

 

Being Amish in the Era of Obamacare

 

As stated above, the requirements and regulations of Obamacare do not apply to the Amish people, Mennonites or Hutterites. As a result, the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites do not have to pay the Obamacare penalty for not having insurance; this is also true for some members of Native American tribes.

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The reason behind this goes back to a 1965 when Congress allowed the Amish, Mennonites and other religions to opt out of Social Security, Medicaid and other government benefits. Often, those falling into these designated groups have benefits cards indicating that they are a member of one of these communities, as this helps hospitals keep track of various important detail in emergency situations.

 

The Amish Tend to Be Healthy

 

While it is true that the Amish forego what most people would consider modern healthcare, there is a big plus. In general, the Amish are rather healthy. In general, they have less need for healthcare than the “typical American.”

 

Many researchers are studying the overall Amish approach to health and have found many reasons for why the Amish tend to be healthy. Since the Amish are outside working on farms, they are getting more exercise than the non-Amish on a daily basis. Medical science has clearly proven a link between exercise and overall positive health, and the Amish usually get a good deal of exercise working the land.

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In addition, studies have shown that exposure to the microbes in the soil have positive health benefits. Those benefits include everything from boosting mood to reducing the incidents of asthma and other health issues such as reduced incidents of allergies.

 

In fact, the Amish are being studied in an attempt to determine why they suffer from lower incidences of allergies than the non-Amish. Currently, the leading theory is that they are exposed to a wider array of bacteria from their proximity to the soil and farm animals.

 

Amish people also tend to have a healthier diet than the non-Amish, as they are eating lots of fresh, locally grown foods rather than consuming a diet full of fast food and preservatives.

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So while the Amish are shying away from modern medical care, the good news is that they do have a lot of positive factors working in their favor.

 

How Will the Amish Handle the Medical Revolution Now Upon Us?

 

Ultimately, the Amish approach to health isn’t a one-dimensional approach. Like so much about the Amish, the Amish approach to medicine and health is a multifaceted one with many variables and considerations.

 

In general, the Amish tend to be a healthy group of people. In fact, their labor intensive lifestyle means that they are often more fit and durable than their non-Amish counterparts. It is difficult to determine if the Amish will embrace modern healthcare in the future.

 

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New and incredible healthcare advancements such as organ cloning and even longevity treatments are moving out of the realm of science fiction and squarely into science fact. Gene therapies, stem cell treatments, nanomedicine and other medical wonders are becoming reality with shocking speed. Refusing these potentially wondrous medical breakthroughs could present a real challenge for the Amish in the next twenty to thirty years.

 

 





5 Best Amish Restaurants

December 25th, 2016

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The Amish love food and it shows. The love of Amish food is about more than the foods that they actually prepare. When exploring the savory delights of the Amish world, it is important to take a step back and look at the whole picture and not just the process of preparation.

 

Amish food isn’t just about following steps and recipes. The delicious results of Amish cooking is, in part, the result of a concrete strategy, one built around cultivating the best ingredients. In Amish cooking there is an emphasis on using fresh ingredients.

 

 

People who try Amish food for the first time are often quite surprised by the vitality and richness of the food. One of the reasons for this fact is that for people used to eating processed foods and fast food are not accustomed to eating genuinely fresh food.  Most fast food and processed food is largely devoid of nutrition, and this leaves the body craving more food in a quest to get the nutrition it needs.

 

Amish food, with its emphasis on healthy, fresh and real ingredients, provides the body with a meal that leaves diners feeling full and satisfied. The end result is a true, and memorable, food experience.

 

Let’s take a closer look at 5 of the best Amish restaurants and what it is that makes these restaurants such great examples of Amish cuisine.

 

1. Dienner’s Country Restaurant, Great Buffets and More

 

diennersDiscussing Amish food and Amish restaurants usually leads to Lancaster County, a hub for all things Amish. A standout Lancaster County, Amish restaurant with an excellent reputation is Dienner’s Country Restaurant. Well-known and well-loved, Dienner’s Country Restaurant is seen as a go-to spot in Lancaster Country for Amish dinning.

 

The Yelp reviews for this popular spot are consistently good. Part of what makes Dienner’s such a favorite and worth your time is its large buffet. Dienner’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets that are reasonably prices ranging from about $11 to $13 dollars and includes everything from such stables as eggs, bacon and sausage to biscutis, girts and pastries for breakfast. The lunch menu consists for an array of chicken and fish dishes, vegetable platters and more. For dinner, the menu features burgers, fish and chicken dishes such as rotisserie chicken and a surprising array of side dishes such as mashed potatoes, onion rings and more.

 

Again, like all Amish cooking, the Dienner’s approach is to provide dinners with simple and rich food. Learn more about Dienner’s Country Restaurant by visiting their website by clicking here.

 

2. Boyd and Wurthmann

 

boyd-and-wurthmann-logo-2013Boyd & Wurthmann began as a grocery story in the 1930s, but from that beginning has expanded to include a Amish style restaurant providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in Berlin, Ohio, Boyd & Wurthmann use employ real Amish cooks to ensure authentic Amish cuisine.

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One of Boyd & Wurthmann’s specialties is homemade pies. In fact, they have anywhere between 15 to 20 different types of pies ready to go! If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll find that Boyd & Wurthmann’s is a true treat year round. For breakfast, diners can expect everything from eggs, omelets and hot cakes and more. On the lunch and dinner menus pork chops, country fried steak and homemade chicken noodle soup are all on the menu.

 

You won’t forget what Boyd & Wurthmann has to offer. Click here to learn more about this this Berlin, Ohio legend.

 

3. Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

 

mrs-yoders-amish-restaurantLike Boyd & Wurthmann, Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen is also located in Ohio. Located in Mt. Hope, Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen is what Amish food is all about. Founder Gloria Yoder, who actually grew up in Mt. Hope, fell in love with Amish cooking. The approach is centered on providing guests with traditional Amish meals, but there are also other options as well. Egg and chicken dishes are popular on the menu.

 

The Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen website even features recipes for pumpkin pie and more.

 

4. Hometown Kitchen

 

logoHometown Kitchen, whose motto is “The Restaurant with Amish Cooks!” like Dienner’s Country Restaurant, is also located in Lancaster County. As their motto indicates, dinners can expect lots of tasty traditional Amish recipes.

 

Hometown Kitchen’s offerings range from homemade chicken pot pies to roast beef dinners, homemade breads and even an assortment of traditional Amish desserts such whoopie pies and shoofly pies. Located in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, Hometown Kitchen is a great example of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and includes some real surprises such as chicken cordon bleu, which is a Monday special.unknown

 

Click here to learn more about Hometown Kitchen.

 

 

5. Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet

 

lititzLocated in Lititz, Pennsylvania, Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet is a unique Amish food offering. The restaurant’s goal is to offer authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and a variety of made-from-scratch dishes. The diverse menu is great for those who want to experience Amish cuisine while having other food options available as well. The breakfast menu features omelets, pancakes, French toast, Belgium waffles and more.

 

Learn more about Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet by clicking here.

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Amish Cuisine Might Just Change Your Approach to Food, Health and Nutrition

 

The blend of great recipes and the best, freshest ingredients helps Amish food stand out. It is no accident that many people who try Amish food ultimately make changes in their approach to food and begin incorporating fresher ingredients into their cooking and their diet.

The five restaurants featured in this article are, in fact, only a small slice of what Amish cuisine has to offer. Amish cuisine is diverse, but dinners can always expect a hearty meal that is both nutrition and flavor packed.

 

 





What Can the Amish Teach Us About Allergy Remediation?

November 21st, 2016

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For those who suffer from allergies, an average day can seem like anything but, well, average. Regardless of the source of allergies, suffering can be quite pronounced. Finding relief of any kind can be highly elusive. There are many theories behind why the immune system responds and creates allergies.

 

Medical science is working on improving how we treat allergies, and a safe way to largely eliminate the symptoms of allergies may someday be possible. However, for now, those of us who suffer from allergies are sadly stuck. Research into the world of allergies has taken scientists in some unexpected directions. One of the directions researchers are exploring is why allergy rates are generally so low among the Amish.

 

Focusing in on Amish Communities in Indiana

 

amish-people-1036328_960_720Amish culture and society is built around a different set of approaches and principles. Summed up another way, the Amish do things differently, and researchers have discovered that this fact has some substantial implications for allergies. Studies have been conducted examining children raised in rural Indiana. The reason for these studies is that these children suffer from lower levels of allergies and asthma.

 

Surprisingly, Amish children in Indiana are practically allergy free; this cannot be a coincidence. Researchers, logically so, were left wondering, “Exactly what is going on here?”

 

Comparisons to the Swiss

 

The evidence is impressive and intriguing. According to 2012 Reuters article, a mere 5% of Amish children suffer from asthma. A study compared Amish children with Swiss farm children and Swiss children living in urban settings. The results were startling. While the Amish children had a 5% incidence of asthma, the Swiss farm children percentage was 6.8% and the Swiss urban children rate of asthma was significantly higher at 11.2%.

 

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Looking at these numbers, it seemed safe to conclude that some factors, such as growing up on a farm, was playing a role in halting the development of asthma. The results were similarly impressive, as the Amish children had allergies about 7% of the time, whereas the farm-raised Swiss children had allergies 25% of the time. Urban dwelling Swiss children suffered from allergies 44% of the time.

 

The Microbe Link

 

While no one is yet sure as to the source of these profound statistical differences. Many believe that the answer may have to do with exposure to microbes. By comparison to life in urban centers, life on farms is full of exposure to a greater number of microbes. After all, children on farms come into contact with cows, drink raw milk, are around various kinds of animals and animal feces, and the list goes on and on. Simply stated, farm life is dramatically different from city life, especially where microbe exposure is concerned.

 

milkScientists and researchers are also considering that there could be genetic differences at play here as well. In particular, researchers are looking into whether or not the smaller gene pool of the Amish is playing a role. A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine compared the Amish of Indiana with Hutterites living in the Midwest, who also have German ancestry.

 

Examining the Hutterite Communities 

 

Importantly, the Hutterites tend to keep their animals miles away from where they live. By contrast, the Amish keep their cows and other animals close to their houses. In Hutterite communities, only adult men work with cows. Whereas Amish children work with cows from a young age and even play nearby. The study found that the Hutterite children have about the same levels of allergies as the typical American child.

 

While this is not conclusive proof, it does strongly support the notion that the elevated level of microbe exposure that the Amish enjoy may indeed be reducing overall allergy levels.

 

How Does this Apply to You?

 

dirtParents of children suffering from allergies may want to consider the ramifications of these findings. For example, spending more time outdoors, particularly in parks and other natural surroundings, looks to be a surefire winner. Not only does spending more time outdoors boost vitamin D levels, but it also can serve to boost microbe exposure and, in the process, potentially decrease childhood allergies.

 

Encouraging children to spend more time in healthy dirt is likely a very good step in the right direction. Of course, the optimal word here is “healthy” dirt. Having children play in your backyard, forests or the dirt in parks (that are known to be low in pesticides) is likely safe and healthy.

 

Just keep in mind that the dirt in many urban settings may be contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead from industrial pollution, and even car exhaust left over from from when gasoline contained lead.

 

Getting Back to the Natural World

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While living next to cows might not be that practical, there are many other steps that can be taken to take advantage of potentially beneficial microbes. Four thousands of years ago, our ancestors weren’t just spending time outdoors, but were in fact, were living outdoors.

 

Around 10,000 years ago our ancestors began the process of farming and raising livestock and the human relationship with dogs appears to go back at least 40,000 years.

 

For millennia, humans have lived in close proximity with both animals and natural. It is only in the past century that the bulk of humans have shifted away from this microbe rich existence to one that is far cleaner for a lack of a better term. However, in the end, this new found level of cleanliness may not be as beneficial as we once believed. Returning to the soil and getting some dirt under our fingernails may be even more beneficial than we ever suspected!





Traditional Furniture Meets Flowery Country in California Dining Room Design

October 22nd, 2016

 
Kate went traditional with her dining room, and chose an Imperial Single Pedestal Dining Table in cherry with Sealy stain. Here she shows it with one leaf in a flowery decor scheme.
 
Cherry Imperial Single Pedestal Dining Table from Amish Furniture Factory with flowered, fully-upholstered chairs
 
Without leaves, the table is round. The pedestal curves inward, keeping clear of her luxurious upholstered dining chairs. Kate is thrilled to fit the hardwood table into her design:
 
Just wanted to let you know, I just received my new table and it is just beautiful! So pleased with the workmanship and it’s just amazing. It was worth the wait and I can’t wait to order my next piece! Thank you so much, Kate Wagner
 
It’s just as worth the wait to see where these tables end up.
 





5 Health Tips You Can Learn from the Amish

October 21st, 2016

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The Amish live a different way of life and can provide us with a range of different approaches to how we live our lives. The traditional wisdom of the Amish can provide us with tremendous insight into how we should approach health. Let’s take a closer look at five of the top health tips that we can learn and how best to incorporate those tips into our day to day lives.

 

Tip One-Time Outdoors Means More Vitamin D

 

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Vitamin D is a tremendously important vitamin and essential for good health. Modern medical science has shown that there is a link between vitamin D and everything from strong bones and a enhanced immune system to lower incidents of diseases including cancer.

 

Nature has decided that vitamin D is so important that it is the only vitamin that the body can actually manufacture on its own. However, in order to manufacture vitamin D, direct sunlight exposure on the skin is a must. Sunlight is converted by cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D.

 

It goes without saying that the impressive amount of time that Amish people spend outdoors contributes to an increased intake of Vitamin D. This is in stark contrast to the tendency that so many modern people have to largely spend their time indoors on their computers or handheld devices.

 

Medical studies are pointing to the fact that low levels of vitamin D may be making people sick in a surprising number of different ways, ranging from weakened bones to an increase risk of multiple sclerosis, and the list goes on and on.

 

Tip Two-Time Outdoors Boosts Mood

 

 

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Scientist have been somewhat surprised to learn that spending time outdoors has a surprising benefit when it comes to boosting mood and lowering rates of depression. People regularly exposed to good bacteria in soil experienced a general increase in their sense of well-being.

 

Over the millennia, humanity has evolved to benefit from contact with soil. Regular contact with soil and beneficial organisms that get kicked up into the air can produce health and even mood boosting benefits. The Amish spend a great deal of time working the land and growing crops. As a result, they are almost constantly in contact with the land and the dirt; this helps increase immunity, improve mood and more.

 

Tip Three-The Big Benefits of Even a Little Farming

 

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Farming, in addition to exposing people to beneficial microbes and boosting vitamin D levels, has another benefit in that farming means physical activity. Instead of sitting at a desk all day, the Amish are often outside and working the land. Working the land means building, lifting, carrying, tons of walking and manual labor.

 

The Amish way of life is a very different way of life and it comes many health benefits that anyone can enjoy. While you don’t have to start farming tomorrow, keep in mind that that Amish don’t have gyms or health clubs. Yet, they enjoy a far greater overall level of health than the average non-Amish citizen.

 

Tip Four-Growing Your Own Food Comes with Surprising Benefits

 

 

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The Amish grow their own food and utilize ancient techniques for keeping the soil rich and healthy. One of the key results of this approach to food is that Amish grown food is nutrient dense and farm to table fresh. They largely consume food that was recently grown and picked, rather than food that has been sitting on shelves for days or even weeks.

 

This lifestyle comes with big benefits. A primary benefit of farm to table fresh food is that it is nutrient dense food. Much of the nutritional value of store bought food is lost by the time it reaches your table. The average consumer can minimize this problem to an extent by joining a CSA (community supported agriculture). A CSA brings food directly from the farm to consumers; this food is far fresher than food bought in conventional grocery stores. By joining a CSA, you can get a small taste of what Amish food is like.

 

It is important to note that the Amish diet is devoid of many of the ingredients that are adding to health problems and obesity in the non-Amish population. Chemicals, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and other toxic food compounds are essentially unknown in Amish life. There are no Amish fast-food restaurants and this is reflected in the overall health and well-being of the Amish community.

 

Tip Five-Don’t Smoke or Drink

 

 

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One of the key reasons that the Amish are healthy that the general U.S. population is that they simply don’t smoke. Smoking is viewed as being horrible for the body and the Amish, in general, avoid smoking. Like fast food and foods with preservatives and additives, smoking and drinking also damage DNA. Smoking, for example, is extremely harmful to one’s health as the typical cigarette is a carefully designed mixture of toxic compounds specifically designed to be addictive.

 

Simply stated, the Amish lifestyle is different. However, hidden within that lifestyle are many health boosting habits and approaches that non-Amish everywhere can adopt and call their own.

 

While you might not be able to go and live on a farm and grow your own food, there are many steps you can take. It may be possible for you to grow a small percentage of your own food, for example, herbs or a few tomato plants. Also like the Amish you can avoid fast-food and processed food and seek out as much organic farm to table food as possible. Many of us may view the Amish lifestyle as being a thing of the past. But when it comes to the future of health and well-being, the Amish seem to be well ahead of the modern curve.





Chicago Home Goes Modern With a Geometric Dining Table

October 18th, 2016

 
Modern style is in, in Ellen’s Chicago dining room. To complement her colorful palette knife painting and grey upholstered chairs, Ellen chose the Kalispel Dining Table with ebony stain. The Kalispel’s legs are two geometric squares, supporting the mod look.
 
Kalispel Dining Table with square trestle legs in modern-style dining room
 
The square leg shape adds support like a trestle would, so Ellen can have a large surface:
 
I decided to keep the leaf with the skirt in the table all the time. I can sit 12 people easily. Love it! The men who delivered the table were so nice.
Ellen

 
She also asked for a longer custom length, 76”, even before adding leaves. Because we order from real Amish workshops, you can call our customer service representatives and they’ll see if they can get customizations on your furniture.
 
After all, Ellen’s dining room deserved the perfect table.
 





This Home’s Solid Wood TV Unit Is So Much More

October 15th, 2016

 
Hardwood furniture is the heirloom option for using vertical space. Beth’s new Victorian TV Wall Unit adds visual interest with variously shaped shelves, panels, crown molding and even glass. Oak with Baywood stain adds texture to the dedicated wall space. While the picture shows us how the unit makes Beth’s house a home, Beth wanted us to know it gets the job done:
 
Hi Laura,
 
I got my wall unit on Saturday. It is beautiful and the stain color is good.
 
Beth

 
Victorian TV Wall Unit in oak with bawood stain from Amish Furniture Factory
 





Classic Dining Room Design Amazes with Hardwood Furniture

October 9th, 2016

 
When John Pozniak got a Carson Legged Dining Table for his enclosed dining room, he knew exactly what he was doing. The space blends traditional and classic design in a mix of coffees and creams, with a curvy chandelier illuminating Kona-stained brown maple in the center.
 
Carson Legged Table from Amish Furniture Factory in a Traditional Classic Enclosed Dining Room in browns and creams
 
John’s response to his new table is as elegant as his dining area:
 
The table arrived beautifully.
 
Outstanding work; thank you.
 
Regards, 
 
John