It’s Not Too Late to Start a Garden

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Written by Diana, Contributing Writer By now, many people have their gardens well underway. Lettuces and spinach have been growing in abundance while plump roots of carrots and beets are being un-earthed. The rising heat is nudging us that Spring has passed and we’re just about to dip into Summer. With the changing seasons, many people may be wondering if it’s too late to start a garden. I’ve got great news.  There are many varieties of vegetables that you can still put into the garden […]

8 Simple Ways to Live More Toxin-Free This Spring

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I hope that this month of Spring Clean the Toxins has encouraged you with just how simple it can be to begin removing toxins from your life! Today you can find me sharing over at Simple Homemade, with 8 ways to take out even more toxins this spring: Spring is finally upon us. This is the perfect time of year to pursue a greener and more natural way of living. With the warmer weather, however, there are also hidden toxins in various products and practices […]

Eating Seasonally This Spring: An Interview with Shannon of Nourishing Days

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If you’ve ever thought about learning to eat more seasonally, now is the time. Farmer’s markets all over the continent are beginning to open up, and overflowing with seasonal harvest like peas, lettuce, spinach and other green leafies, garlic, strawberries, rhubarb, green onions, fresh herbs and more. One of our contributing writers here at KOTH also happens to be a huge advocate of eating locally, seasonally and sustainably. So much so that this past winter she put out her first ebook, Simple Food {for Winter}, […]

Simple Soup for the Spring and Summer

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Soup is an excellent way to get a frugal and nutritious supper on the table without much effort. Often relegated to the fall and winter months, soup is still a wonderful choice for spring and summer, where it can offer a hearty meal using in-season produce. The following recipe makes good use of the vegetables available at your local Farmer’s Market or CSA. It could be served as is, or act as a base for something more complicated. Adjust […]

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolution

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I am not an expert gardener and have only spent the last few years taking a stab at preserving what we eat and eating what we preserve. Every year, though, I grow more and more excited because every year we are learning, producing, and preserving more. I have learned that amazing things can happen when you simply choose to work at producing and preserving foods rather than spending time doing other things. I have been greatly encouraged and informed by the new book Surviving Off […]

Gardening 101 Series and Heirloom Seeds

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Spring is fast approaching (are you as giddy as I am?) and our themes this month at Keeper of the Home are right on topic. We’ll be sharing about non-toxic cleaning including lots of cleaner recipes, just in time for spring cleaning although the house does tend to request being clean throughout the year (demanding, isn’t it?). Our other theme is one near and dear to my own heart… gardening! We’ll be covering a wide range of topics in our Gardening 101 series. Emily kicked […]