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February 2018

    food holidays My Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Dutch Culture

    Fastnacht Essentials

    February 12, 2018

    Tomorrow is Fastnacht day!!! Fastnachts are a doughnut consumed in Pennsylvania on Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). This year it falls on Feb. 13. People order them by the dozens. It’s one of those foods you can’t ignore. After all, they are available for only a few days every year. Fastnacht is a German word meaning “night before the fast.”  These baked goods were originally created to use up the lard, sugar, butter, eggs and other rich foods…

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  • For the home

    Home Improvements

    Whew! We spent January working away on some home construction projects that involved floor to ceiling cabinets in the living room.. We did all the work ourselves, which kept us very busy. We learned…

    February 8, 2018
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