I'm definitely back in the saddle, doing a ton of preserving after a nice little mid-summer break. I went to my local produce market on Thursday afternoon and decided it was high time that I stock up on some of the wonderful, seasonal deals that were available and get my little tush back into the kitchen to put it all away for the winter! I started with this 20 lb box of pickling cucumbers. I bought a couple bundles of fresh dill to go along [...]
At last, no more hints and secrets. My long awaited project is out in the open... I am so excited to finally announce my new blog, Saving Naturally! If you love natural and healthy living, and you love learning how to spend less money, then I think that you will LOVE my new site! Rather than tell you about it, I'd rather just show you. Why don't you come on over and take a look?
Do you struggle with knowing how to balance the time and budget demands of making food for your family, with your desire to cook whole, nourishing and traditional foods? If so, you will love this new eCourse being offered by my dear friend Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet! It's called "A Peasant's Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget". Eating real food sounds great, right? But how do we fit it into our daily life? We want real food, but we also have real life schedules [...]
Wondering what Cook More Real Food is all about? Learn more about this event that's taking place here at Keeper of the Home over the course of the next several weeks! For those on Facebook, join over 185 other women and be a part of the event! Today we are tackling our pantries! I hope you'll join us! Watch me as I clean out, re-organize and take inventory of all the food that's in my own pantry! Are you ready to do it yourself? Here's [...]
I've been writing lots about saving money on a whole foods diet, especially around the launch of my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. Hearing about concepts that will help you to cook more from scratch, improve your diet and lighten up your grocery budget is a really good thing. Actually DOING those things and putting into practice what you've learned is even better. That's why over the next 4 weeks, I will be running a special, practical series here at Keeper of [...]
This week I will be running some excerpts from my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget: How to Eat Healthy for Less. They will be short selections from a few different chapters, just to give you an idea of some of the contents. Using Cash Taken from Chapter 1: Working With a Budget Once you have determined what your monthly budget ought to be, or how much you have to work with, here is my biggest piece of advice in sticking to [...]
I am so excited to introduce my newest book to you! Real Food on a Real Budget has been a bit like having two babies in one year... first, we welcomed Johanna into our family this August. Within a week of her birth, while being told "sit down, rest, stop getting up!" by my loving hubby and midwife, I launched into writing this book. Just about 9 months later, after much brainstorming, countless hours spent writing (and deleting and then writing again), many late nights [...]
Image by rezlab 1. Cloth diaper your baby. 2. Buy in bulk whenever possible. 3. Shop with an eye for packaging, and try to buy only products with minimal or recyclable packaging. 4. Compost your kitchen scraps. (Or try worm composting for those in small abodes) 5. Switch to mama cloth (or reusable feminine products). 6. Go paperless in your kitchen. 7. Eat whole foods, not packaged ones. 8. Make your own simple cleaning supplies, or buy ones that are concentrated. 9. Use reusable shopping [...]