Summer Fun and Official 2nd Edition Launch!

Summer time is here! I absolutely ADORE summer. Endless summer sounds like heaven to me here in California.

I’ve been enjoying the expansion of my coaching practice (did you know that I offer this?) I can work with you locally or remotely on all sorts of health and wellness goals. From simple “How to hack or troubleshoot your ferments” to “How to make some lifestyle changes to improve your diet, sleep and stress” and everything in between. Shoot me an Email to get started.

LCC_Front cover5_14The Official Launch of Lisa’s Counter Culture: Pickles and Other Well-Bred Foods is here. This edition is now all in COLOR. You can read why you need this book right now (even if you have the first edition) or you can go ahead and order one (or two – these make great gifts) at this limited time GIGANTIC sale of $19.99 for the print version. That’s a 33% savings. The ebook is also on sale.

Upcoming Events

July 12, 2014The Fit Expo Northern California at the San Jose Convention Center at 11:30am

Come and see me at the Healthy Eating & Living Pavilion. I’m presenting “Paleo-Probiotic CrossFit Condiments” I bet your wondering what that means? Come and find out. It should be fun and delicious. I’ll have samples and the cookbooks available.

fermentation fest posterJuly 19, 2014 – The Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival (use the code “Lisa” to save $5 off your tickets)

This is a fermenter’s dream come true! This festival showcases local and regional experts on the history, benefits and how-tos of fermented foods. This all-ages experiential one-day festival celebrates the art of making traditionally fermented foods and beverages such as kimchi, kombucha, kefir, pickles, beer, sauerkraut, wine, cider, cultured vegetables, and sourdough bread, and empowers attendees to make these foods at home. I’m presenting a hands-on demo and talk so be sure to come by and say hi. I’ll also be hanging out with my good pals at Cultured Cuisine in the Food Vendor Area. I’ll have my books available and Cultured Cuisine will have their incredible Cultured and Saucy condiments for sale and sampling as well the Probiotic Jar available for purchase.


Make Your Own Cold Brew Decaf Coffee

My caffeine habit had started to sneak back up. My overall energy level had dropped and my sleep wasn’t as restful. I needed to detox or at least a caffeine vacation. A replacement or swap for my beloved afternoon tea and coffee was needed ASAP. My first thought is to think of a similar satisfying beverage.  […]

Here’s the lastest news from Lisa’s Counter Culture

I did it! I spent a boatload of time carefully updating and clarifying my cookbook. Why you ask? Cause I had nothing better to do…I’m just kidding. As my understanding of the art and science of fermentation continues to evolve, I feel compelled to update and refine the techniques and recipes shared in this book. […]

Probiotic Kid Power (Works for Adults Too!)

Unless you have been hiding in a cave, you have likely heard of the power of probiotics – those beneficial microorganisms that keep our bodies humming at optimal speed. Probiotics have been shown to reduce infections (flu season is coming) and typical kid-related problems like colic, eczema, allergies, asthma and intestinal problems. Probiotics can also […]

Whew, 2013 Has Flown By!

Wow, I can’t believe another year flew by! Are you ready for 2014? Looks like we don’t have much of a choice. I predict greater health and joy ahead! Here’s a quick round-up of posts added in 2013 that you may have missed. I’m excited to start sharing more regularly in 2014. Please comment if […]

The Probiotic Jar

A Review and News! The Probiotic Jar is a fermenting system that is precisely constructed to provide an anaerobic environment for lactofermentation. This is is essential in almost all home ferments. The only time that I do NOT recommend using this system is for ferments that do require oxygen (kombucha, vinegar, and natto). I’m always […]


  1. […] The Probiotic Jar! Read why I think this is the best jar to use for anaerobic fermentation and why you might want to consider trying it as well! […]

  2. […] The recommended jars from Lisa for fermenting […]

The Case for Probiotic Cleaners

You can blast biofilm! Don’t worry if you don’t know what this is….I’ll cover this shortly! I love that we gain regain our health by becoming our own advocates. We are truly pioneers in questioning the conventional modern, fast-paced-eat-in-our-car-world as we attempt to bring balance back into our lives. Our diet has shifted to whole […]

It’s fall and I thought it was time for a blog post….

Sorry I haven’t posted here for a while…but at least your inbox is not filling up because of me. (Smile) I’ve been reading up a storm and finally got around to sharing what I am learning. Here are the books that have past through my hands over the last several weeks. 1. Cholesterol Clarity: What […]

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