February 2010 - Keeper of the Home

Forum Highlights: Februaryby  

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

It’s (About) Time for a Changeby  

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... Read More

The GAPS Diet: Why Our Family is Doing Itby  

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?... Read More

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

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... Read More

Winner of the Handbook of Vintage Remediesby  

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.... Read More

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

**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,... Read More

The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: Review and Giveawayby  

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... Read More

Winner of Choice Organic Teasby  

Thank you so much to everyone who filled out the survey (and my hubby's survey). The results were so helpful to me, as I make decisions about my direction with Keeper of the Home! And the winner of a package... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Ferments Everywhereby  

"Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have a problem. I'm addicted to fermenting, culturing and soaking foods and they're taking over my kitchen! Help!" Having a lot of cultured, soaked, sprouted and lacto-fermented foods around is a wonderful problem... Read More

Taking the Mystery Out of Creme Fraiche (What It Is and How to Make It)by  

I love to say it. Creme Fraiche (pronounced "crem fresh"). There's something so gourmet and cultured sounding about it (no pun intended!), and yet it is one of the simplest types of cultured dairy that you can make. Basically, creme... Read More

My Experience at Blissdom ’10by  

I went into my time at Blissdom '10 not knowing quite what to expect and more than a little nervous. I was one of the only bloggers going from my niche and I wasn't sure who I would connect with,... Read More

A Call for Contributing Writers and a (Brief) Reader Surveyby  

**Quick note to all who have emailed/will email me regarding becoming a contributing writer- due to the incredible response I've received so far, it might take me until more like early next week, rather than only a day or two... Read More

A Simple Plan for Healthy Food: The GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourseby  

Edit: Wardeh just sent me a link to watch a video sneak peak! Learn how to make Soaked Muffins and get a feel for what this eCourse will be like. Let Wardeh show you how to make soaked muffins! Image... Read More

Real Food Bloggers Face-Offby  

I'm home from Blissdom... completely exhausted (but it was worth it), brain absolutely buzzing with ideas and inspiration for my blog, and absolutely thrilled to be back together with my family whom I adore. I promise that just as soon... Read More

Learning the Gentle Art of Infant Toilet Trainingby  

Image Credit Guest Post by Louisa I toilet-trained my first child when she was four-months-old. I thought I would start this guest post with a statement that knocks most people's socks off when they hear it. "Four months old, you... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Notes from a Small Kitchenby  

Did you miss the earlier posts in this kitchen organization series? Catch up here: Menu Planning, Favorite Recipe Lists, Recipe Binder and Creating a Homemaking Binder. Stay tuned for more posts on topics like bulk storage, pantry and freezer organization,... Read More

A Tale of Rhubarbby  

Guest Post by LaManda of The Yarden Rhubarb. Usually there are three responses when I ask the question “Do you like rhubarb?” They are reliably accompanied by facial expressions: 1. Facial expression: puzzlement and slight trepidation Accompanying answer “I’ve heard... Read More

Three Winnersby  

In the midst of staying up way too late tying up loose ends before heading off to Blissdom tomorrow, I have three winners to announce: Winner of a signed copy of the book Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional... Read More

I’m Going to Blissdom, Y’all!by  

In two short days, I board a plane to go and do something I would have never imagined that I would do a year or two ago... I'm going to a blog conference! I'm headed to Nasvhille, TN where I... Read More

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