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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #5 Issue #2
January 31, 2013


Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 05
Issue 2

February 2013


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

So, winter has definitely proven that it has not forgotten us - and that it remains a reckoning force! The year started out mild with temperatures mostly above freezing and reaching the 50s and even low 60s a couple times - but not for long.

We were in Holmes County the weekend of the 19th and enjoyed a balmy 50-some degrees. Not to worry, by Monday, we were "enjoying" several inches of snow and enduring temperatures in the single digits with a wind chill of well below zero.

late-fall-laundry As I sit here composing this newsletter, the snow is seriously falling outside - a few more inches today alone. Ah, but once again, the forecast is calling for . . . rain and temps back in the 40s and even the 50s in a couple of days.

So, don't despair! No matter the weather, there's always something to do in Ohio Amish Country - even in the winter. Enjoy the beauty of the cold and snow curled up by a fire. Or, if the weather is nice, get out and get around.

There are always plenty of shopping opportunities. If you are a photography buff, opportunities still abound for some great scenic pictures.

amish-barn And, don't forget - Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so you may want to plan a romantic get-a-way. There are many wonderful lodging establishments - some great cottages and cabins. But, better ACT SOON - the places fill up really fast!

Remember - if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map.

Also, be sure to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more exciting tips & info.

In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Tip of the Month - Happy Valentine's Day!

Recipe of the Month - Blueberry Cream Muffins

Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences

Happy Valentines Day!

Ohio Amish Country is a great place for that romantic get-a-way for Valentine's Day - however, be aware that it is also President's Day weekend. This means that it is much busier and . . . a little more expensive - because lots of other folks are off and looking for something to do as well.

Of course, we wouldn't advise you not to go if it is your only chance - just remind you to plan ahead. Also consider, if you can work it out, try the weekend before or after if you want less "competition."

Several of the lodging establishments are offering great packages for those who are looking for a special deal. We suggest you do a little checking around - soon!

Featured Recipe of the Month

Here's a recipe you might want to try for a breakfast or just a snack:

Blueberry Cream Muffins amish-barn

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. sour cream
2 c. fresh blueberries

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add sugar. While beating, slowly pour in oil. Add vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add alternately with the sour cream to the egg mixture. Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Yields 24 muffins.

Recipe taken from Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People vol. II by Erma Mast.

This cookbook makes a really wonderful gift for friends or family! Check here for more information about this and other great cookbooks.

Calendar of Events

February Events:

Click here for a list of events in Ohio Amish Country for February.

Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.

Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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