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How to Flavor Milk Kefirby  

There a number of different ways to flavor milk kefir: blending it with fruit, blending it with spices, and using it as a base for other foods, like salad dressings or chilled soup, which is common in Eastern European cuisine.

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Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situationsby  

Did you know that eating real food isn't dependent on eating a set menu, based on particular "health" foods that you have to be able to find or afford? (did I just hear a collective sigh of relief?) This winter... Read More

Does the Salt You Choose Really Make a Difference?by  

Written by Stephanie Langford Mmm, salt. I confess, I just love salty things. It's too bad that salt has gotten such a bad rap (along with butter- one of my other favorite culinary delights). Everywhere you look in the grocery... Read More

Even Real Food Bloggers Get the Blues (and How to Keep Nutrition Up in Busy, Stressful Seasons)by  

**I shared our exciting news the other day, which entirely relates to the re-posting of this post from almost exactly one year ago. Morning sickness, fatigue and some other challenging circumstances have made it a real struggle to put decent... Read More

Frugal Living with Food Sensitivitiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One major area that women attempt to be frugal is in the kitchen. I know I do; it's probably "my" main area!  (In others my husband and I work together.)  But when you have... Read More

Liver: Learning to Love (and Cook) This Superfoodby  

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer Organ meats are one of those traditional foods that are harder to get behind than butter, for example. In fact, organ meats were one of the last things recommended by the Weston A Price foundation... Read More

What’s So Great About Raw Milk?by  

Once upon a time, milk was not such a complex or controversial subject. Cows grazed on green grass. Healthy, well-fed, and free to roam, they produced a nutrient-dense, thick, white liquid which was relished either straight from the cow (raw)... Read More

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Why I Eat Plenty of Butterby  

"When I eventually understood the nutritional myths that had me snookered and miserable, the biggest headline was that REAL FATS ARE GOOD- even the maligned saturated fats and its corollary, INDUSTRIAL FATS ARE BAD. It's not complicated. Eat real fats... Read More

Grass-Fed Meatsby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Buying meat at the store can be quite confusing.  On top of having to choose a proper cut of meat to suit your needs, there are many grade labels that may add to the... Read More

Traditional Beverage: Kombuchaby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer A couple years ago when someone first told me about WAP (Weston A. Price), I joined an online group.  People there kept talking about kombucha.  It sounded weird!  I had no idea what it... Read More

The Benefits of Taking Your Cod Liver Oilby  

I know. Cod liver oil. Yuck. Half of you just made a face as you read the title of this post. Bear with me, okay? In the midst of a month exploring traditional foods, I couldn't hardly not cover this... Read More

For the Love of Sourdough! Starting a Sourdough Adventureby  

Written by Stacey Taggart, Contributing Writer My love for sourdough began on our honeymoon when my husband and I explored San Francisco.  I have bought it as often as I could since then, enjoying it every single time. Not too... Read More

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorialby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The original cabbage patch kid... For as long as I can remember, I've loved sauerkraut. As a small child, my mom served it on a regular basis with roast and mashed potatoes. I would scoop out... Read More

What is Traditional Food?by  

The month of April is Traditional Foods month here at Keeper of the Home. Between myself and the amazing writers who contribute here, we will be delving deeply into a wide variety of traditional foods (raw milk, grains, fermented foods,... Read More

Real Food on a Real Budget: Eat Local, Eat Seasonalby  

This is the last of the excerpts from my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. It was taken from Chapter 7- Eat Local, Eat Seasonal. This month one of the topics here at Keeper of the Home is... Read More

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