Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.
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Spring Home Comfort
Spring Cleaning: Citrus Scrubber
Simple cleaning products bring nature's fragrances indoors.
Truly Clean Cleaners
Try these products for a safe, all-natural clean.
Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Find out how to choose the best essential oils for cleaning your home.
Learn how to include this pantry staple in a couple of DIY household cleaners, including a homemade furniture polish and homemade leather conditioner.
Imagine making your own ciabatta, sourdough, English muffins, challah, naan, rye bread, brioche, and more! Even complete beginners can successfully bake their own bread with this in-depth course in core bread-making techniques. From buying flour to slicing a warm baguette, you’ll find everything you need to know to make artisanal loaves of every bread style, including straight doughs, sourdoughs, yeasted flatbreads, and more.
About the author
Lauren Chattman is a cookbook author and former professional pastry chef who has written 10 books, including The Baking Answer Book. She has collaborated with former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier on Dessert University and with Daniel Leader on Local Breads, which won an IACP award. She has appeared on local and national television, including The Today Show, and has sold more than 50,000 books on the home shopping channel QVC. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, is famous for creating flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen's most coveted countertop appliance—the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, Alley presents bold combinations for 50 new vegetarian and vegan soup dishes that are as hearty as they are flavorful. A few classics such as Ribollita and French Onion mingle with many unique offerings, including Swedish Rhubarb Raspberry Soup, Garnet Yam Soup with Coconut Cream, and Eggplant Soup with Cumin, Yogurt, and Dill.
There are 15 mouthwatering photographs of steamy, slow-cooked, spoon-to-mouth goodness. A concealed wire-o format ensures ease of use with lay-flat binding and effortless page turns, while the book's 6-1/2-by 6-1/2-inch trim size makes it a handy resource in the kitchen. This is a perfect gift for on-the-go families.
Maintaining a healthy home and healthy family is, for the most part, everyone’s goal; however, achieving that goal may be a challenge. With the third edition of Guide to Family Health, Mother Earth News offers more than 215 tips for natural wellness as well as several popular articles featured in Mother Earth News on healthy and natural living.
Read how to have a healthy home by learning how common household problems can be solved without resorting to harsh chemicals. Discover how to make simple soaps with the easy and unique herbal homemade soap recipes found in this guide. If you are a new parent, learn home remedies for ear infections, stretch marks, colic and more. Six doctors share their favorite recipes to help naturally boost your family’s immunity – no drugstore needed. Find out how to make your backyard more productive and save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize its resources.
More articles include:
- The Very Best DIY Home Cleaning Recipes – Avoid harmful chemicals and save money by making your own household cleaners.
- Get Better Faster – Shorten your family’s cold and flu recovery times with these 15 natural remedies.
- 13 Reasons to Love (and Take) Probiotics – There are many reasons we should stock up on these friendly bacteria – from digestive health to neurological well-being.
- Natural First-Aid Tips for Families – Use this beginners guide to make basic medicines that are safe and effective for the entire family.
- Plant once, Eat for Years – Grow these perennial food plants and you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labors for many seasons to come.