Who is Julia?
Well, thank you for asking, but Pickle is not my real name - though wouldn't it be fun if it were (it's certainly easier to remember than Kowalski ;)). First, let me start by saying that I am not a trained chef, dietitian or anything in between. I'm just a mum of 3 with a normal day job, that loves to experiment in the kitchen and rediscover old fashioned recipes and ways of doing. And no, I am by no means a perfect housewife - living is a messy process, and I wouldn't change my quirky and unconventional family for anything in the world. I love helping people become more confident in the kitchen, especially when they're looking for some healthy inspiration, or want some help with planning and budgeting.
I'm especially passionate about fermentation and preserving - not only do these simple ancient techniques help us reduce the food waste, but are also incredibly helpful for the digestion and gut health. Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, tibicos - these may sound like words from a SF novel, but they are all traditional foods that have been consumed for centuries, and then almost forgotten, only to be rediscovered as our knowledge about the gut microbiome and the beneficial bacteria increases.