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Boosting Your Immunity: Mushroom Soup with Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our Valley finally began it's annual cooling trend last week. After several months of nearly 100 degree heat, we were able to enjoy a rainstorm, complete with chilly temperatures and a delightful nip in... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Preserving Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs - now that you've harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

Sunburn Soothers: Herbal Remedies for Summer’s Ailmentsby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer Herbal Remedies for Sunburn Once your skin is burned and there’s no turning back (or when your skin has been overexposed to hot, drying sun and wind or chlorinated swimming pools), use the same herbs,... Read More

Simple Summer Herbs: Refreshing Infusionsby  

By Meg Dickey, contributing writer Behold the flowers that deck the field, The gentle breeze perfuming And tender herbs their fragrance yield Are health and life diffusing. ~Harvard Shaker Community Herb Catalog, 1843~ For some of us, the tantalizing breezes... Read More

Waste Not, Want Not: Lessons in Frugality for Childrenby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer As we seek to train our children well, one of our family's major learning points is to teach our children the art of frugality.  Frugality is making good choices with the resources God has... Read More

Adding Seafoods to Your Dietby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer When Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world examining primitive cultures, one of the first things he noticed was the great lengths the people went to in finding nutrient dense foods.  One of the... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: What to Growby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we're discussing Gardening 101, and we're continuing this week with the second part of Gardening with Herbs 101.  Let's jump right in to my favorite part of gardening:... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Where to Beginby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we're discussing Gardening 101.  What better way to throw off the weariness of winter than with the joyous awakening of the earth around us?  Today I'll be... Read More

Finding Joy in the Early Morningby  

When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: May Jesus Christ be praised! When you begin the day, O never fail to say, May Jesus... Read More

Naturally Neutralizing Stress: Herbs that Calmby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer We all have those moments of random stress, moments that leave us drained, exhausted, and with a lingering feeling of depression.  This month at Keeper of the Home, we've been addressing ways to find a balance... Read More

Gingerbread Fruitcake: A Holiday Tradition Improvedby  

If there's one running joke at any Christmas celebration, it's fruitcake. I personally happen to love fruitcake, complete with the shiny oddly colored faux-fruits. But once you know what kind of strange alterations those fruits have been through, it tends to take... Read More

Herbal Honey: A Sweet Holiday Giftby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer With the holidays nearly upon us, I know many of us are already thinking of the many gifts we are preparing to share with others this season.  If you're like me, you also have the... Read More

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipeby  

This remedy is one of the best for warding off colds, the flu, or any kind of general feeling of ickiness. Not only is it chock full of anti-viral and anti-bacterial goodness, but it's guaranteed to knock your socks off!... Read More

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