Forum Highlights: February

It’s time once again to highlight all the fascinating and helpful discussions that are going on in the Keeper of the Home community forum these days! I love, love, love to see that the number of members is growing every week. Welcome, everyone! If you haven’t joined yet and are unsure of what the forum is all about, you can start here by reading more about my vision for the forum, and then sign yourself up as a member and jump right in! It might […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Knowing and Using What’s in Your Freezer

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Today’s post is written by my friend Nola, who happens to currently have a more organized freezer than I do! I asked for tips for freezer organization a while back and Nola had sent me enough good stuff to make an entire post of it. I’ve added a few little notes of my own as well. It just didn’t seem right to explore the way that we organize our “real food” and not take a look at the beloved spaces that we use to store […]

It’s (About) Time for a Change

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Photo credit robyn michelle-lee lifestyle photography There’s a change coming. It’s been coming for a long time and I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long. I need to apologize to you all. For the past two years, I have been a member of the BlogHer ad network. I need to state right away that there is nothing wrong with BlogHer or with any other blogger who is a member of their network. Not in the slightest. They’re fantastic ladies, a great ad network and […]

The GAPS Diet: Why Our Family is Doing It

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Yesterday I shared about what the GAPS diet is. If you missed it, I would suggest going back and reading that post first. If you try to eat so well, why does your family need to do the GAPS diet? No one has asked me this yet, but I can well imagine that this is the question in many of your minds,and it is an extremely legitimate question! As I’ve shard before, my journey into nutrition and natural living did not come about just because […]

The GAPS Diet: What It Is and Why You Might Consider Doing It

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Do you or any of your family members regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux), indigestion, bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhea? Do any of you suffer from eczema, asthma, dyslexia, or depression? Have your children received labels such as autism, ADD or ADHD? Do you wonder if there is a common link between any of these these things? Two weeks ago, I received a book that I had been wanting to order for a long time. I began reading it during a plane […]

Winner of the Handbook of Vintage Remedies

And the lucky winner of The Handbook of Vintage Remedies is: laura.gardeningmommy@ For those who are still interested in purchasing the book, you can do so from Vintage Remedies. Make sure that you use the code “KOTH” for free shipping.

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Planning to Make Food Preparation Happen

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**Have you been enjoying this series on Organization in the Real Food Kitchen? Catch up on any posts that you may have missed in my Getting Organized category.** Image by shannahsin In the days before I began cooking real, traditional, whole foods, it wasn’t such a big deal if I forgot to think about dinner ahead of time. I could thaw some meat in the microwave, or use a can of something or other, or whip up a mix for cornmeal. Dinner still happened and […]

The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: Review and Giveaway

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This year I’ve committed myself to studying up on herbs in greater detail, learning how to use them for treating sicknesses, discomforts and other ailments, as well as for boosting our overall health. It’s been fascinating so far and I just love the in-depth learning that I am doing. However, in-depth personal study on the topics of herbology and natural remedies certainly isn’t for everyone. I know that many moms are looking instead for some sort of easy reference for natural and herbal remedies. The […]