Herbal iced tea is a great way to cool off during the summer or a wonderful alternative to other cold beverages. Here are three methods for making it, along with a couple of favorite recipes for you to try.... Read More
Whether you have full-blown belly woes or just need some help getting things “moving,” this fennel seed tea recipe will keep you calm in all the right ways!... Read More
By Meg Bateman, Contributing Writer I love tea. I’ve never really been a fan of coffee, except for a short period of my life where a Keurig took up residency in our kitchen. (Please, whatever you do – DO NOT... Read More
Like all kids, mine love nothing better than a cool snack on a hot day. A common summertime treat around our house is popsicles. Since popsicles are so easy to make, we stick with homemade ones, rather than buying them.... Read More
My first taste of Indian chai was accidental. Making our way through the crowded, dusty, vibrantly colorful, animal-filled cacophony known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, we found what our children had been talking about for months on end… a brightly... Read More
By Kelly, Contributing Writer Hosting a simple, yet elegant afternoon tea party is a delightful way to celebrate the special women in our lives whether it’s honoring our moms on Mother’s Day, hosting a bridal or baby shower, or just... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I have tried all kinds of methods for soothing teething. With my oldest two, we relied on Hyland's teething tablets and then either chamomilla (my oldest) or belladonna (my second). These worked. We have... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In my house, the beverage option is usually simple: water. It's always there, it's very cheap, and my kids know to ask for it (and not ask for other stuff). Of course, this gets boring... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already! I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season." In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds. That's no fun. We choose... Read More
Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many... Read More
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
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
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
Dealing with depression is a touchy subject. When I first began to admit to people in my life that I was struggling with depression, I got a lot of different recommendations. Most were shocked that I hadn't been to see... Read More
**Have you been following A Year of Herbs? Learn more about common herbs and ways that you can use them as simple remedies in your own home.** I joked last year about how my husband was trying to convince me... Read More
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