New Year, New Venture – Crafty Pickle Co. Takeover!!


So this is a post with a bit of a difference. This is because 2019 is going to be a year of new ventures, specifically as my (Madi’s) side project Crafty Pickle Co. is launching, founded with my partner in crime Arthur Serini.

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Let’s talk about shit


So, I thought I should actually write a post about shit, since it is in the name of our blog. When thinking about what to write about in relation to actual shit, as opposed to the shit I’m usually waffling about, I decided to take some inspiration from my bathroom. I will admit that I have been obsessed with the way my poop looks since a close friend introduced me to the Bristol Stool Chart a few years ago. So now a copy permanently resides in my bathroom and my boyfriend and I regularly throw numbers at each other after time spent alone in there.

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Why making fermented foods could be your next culinary hobby…


In 2014 at a self-proclaimed hippy festival in New Zealand I had my first taste of raw, fermented sauerkraut, followed by a masterclass in making your own. Not overly impressed with the taste at the time it was the science involved, scope for culinary creativity and simplicity of the preparation that won me over and sowed that fermented cabbage-shaped seed in my mind.

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