My Amish Home: Life is looking up: Things working again

"My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth, he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." Proverbs 3:11-13

Community supported ag fair set for Urbana

URBANA — The people behind the Market at the Square are holding their first agriculture fair on Wednesday afternoon.

The first Market at the Square Community Supported Agriculture Fair has been set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., Urbana.

Meg Makes: Italian meatballs expanded into a loaf

My husband, Rob, makes mean Italian meatballs. (I've already shared that recipe.)

He recently took that approach a step further, added olives and created this meatloaf. It's certainly easier and faster than making meatballs and was sincerely delicious.

My Amish Home: Frigid weather stirs up cold memories

"To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth." 2 Corinthians 10:16-18

Winter is here! Icy, blasting, frigid wind. At least it is sunny. But, oh my, it is soooo cold!

My Amish Home: Thoughts of family members fill new year

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1: 3-4.

Meg Makes: I eat well with a little help from my friends

If you're looking for a warm dinner this month that's also decently healthy, I've got just the thing for you, thanks to a friend's husband.

Strawberry Fields to be reborn

URBANA — Fans of the Strawberry Fields natural and organic foods store can look for its rebirth this spring, thanks to Mohammad Al-Heeti and his family.

My Amish Home: It's the most hectic time of year

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of peace." Isaiah 9:6

Meg Makes: Turning good-luck charm into salad

I'm a superstitious eater, and I wanted to try a different version of black-eyed peas this New Year's. (The story is, you'll be lucky in the new year if you eat them on New Year's Day.)