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6 Ways to Help Your Children Eat Their Veggiesby  

Transform your son’s or daughter’s taste buds by trying these 6 ways to help your children eat their veggies.

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Teach Your Child to Love Vegetables: Gardening with Childrenby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer I'm always so excited to share a bit about my passions here at Keeper of the Home.  Recently, I've enjoyed sharing a couple of posts on budgeting in real food and cooking with seasonal vegetables that both... Read More

5 Ways to Get More Fruits & Veggies into your Dietby  

Written by Rachel, contributing writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is... Read More

Confessions of a Formerly Picky Eaterby  

Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you... Read More

Could you have a farm… in your own backyard?by  

About 5 years ago, I first stumbled upon the "homegrown revolution" and the idea that it was not only possible, but liberating to be able to grow one's own food. From that first spark, my backyard gardening attempts have continually... Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Stock Up on Chemical Free Fruits and Vegetables to Preserveby  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer Just like clockwork, late summer comes knocking with an explosion of fresh vegetables. This is a typical late summer harvest at my urban homestead.  I do my best to use as much as I can... Read More

Having Vegetables When You Can’t Grow Your Ownby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Guest Writer I’m a country girl, born and raised on a farm in Virginia. My parents are excellent at growing a garden. I never remember a summer without having something to preserve, even if it was... Read More

10 Foods to Include in Your Summer Meals (And Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe)by  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the summer time, there is an abundance of fresh food available, no matter where you are.  At farmer’s markets and even local grocery stores, you’ll find locally-grown fresh produce in all varieties.  Some... Read More

The Perfect Omelet {And 10 Delicious Omelet Creations}by  

Eggs have often been called “one of nature’s perfect foods”. And for good reason. They pack a powerful nutritional punch in just a small package. Inside that little shell is a powerhouse of nutrition. There are many ways to incorporate... Read More

Kids, Veggies, and Grace: What to Do With a Picky Eaterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer There was once this little girl who hated tomatoes. The very thought of them nauseated her, and so if one dared touch her food, she grimaced disdainfully, and flicked the slimy debris from her plate... Read More

The Mediterranean Secret to Phenomenal Vegetablesby  

Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer Growing up, my family ate a lot of vegetables.  It comes as no surprise being that my mother is from Sevilla, Spain where vegetables are a staple of the Mediterranean diet. When I was... Read More

Farmer’s Market Project: Make a Salad with Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited.  It's finally May, which means that the farmer's market is now open!  Well...we're lucky -- there is a winter market near me.  But I never went (I know, I know).... Read More

How to Cook Vegetables: Steaming, Pan Cooking and Lots of Tasty Recipesby  

"I know we should eat more vegetables, but..." This is a common refrain. I bet you've even said it yourself. Vegetables tend to be one of the most under-appreciated parts of the food kingdom, and sadly, one that very few... Read More

7 Ways to Add More Veggies to Meals You’re Already Cookingby  

  Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We all know that vegetables are good for us; they can help protect against many chronic diseases, aid weight loss, and provide vitamins and minerals. Yet, even with this knowledge, a good portion... Read More

Planning What to Preserveby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Are you new to preserving food -- or maybe just curious about it?  Maybe you'd like to give it a shot, but don't really know where to start. I was in your shoes last... Read More

The State of My Garden So Far (Challenges, Mistakes, Pests and All)by  

Challenges or not, I couldn't give up gardening if I tried. Watching my plants grow, from a tiny seed into delicious food is just so rewarding (like this brand new broccoli head above, which we'll be eating in a another... Read More

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydrationby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer So you’ve started your garden, and other than a few minor hiccups (which always seem to happen regardless of skill or experience), things are probably going pretty well, right? Are you preparing to preserve... Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It, Part 2by  

Yesterday I began by sharing about where I buy our meat, fish, eggs, dairy and fats. Today I'll continue on, sharing the particulars of what I buy where. The goal isn't to tell you that you should buy your foods... Read More

How to Plan Your Gardenby  

[caption id="attachment_10002" align="alignnone" width="518" caption="From my own garden plans, two of my raised beds with plans for greens, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli."][/caption] In our Gardening 101 series, we’ve talked about a lot of different things so far... how to... Read More

Selecting Seeds for Garden Successby  

Shelves stuffed full of beautiful envelopes that seem about to burst with potential. Page after glossy page of glorious looking, boldly colored vegetables. No wonder it's so hard to choose seeds for your garden with all the options out there! Beyond... Read More

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