Welcome to My Fermentation Library

Just the place to learn how to safely transform everyday ingredients into healthy and delicious fermented foods.

Learning to ferment is a skill that we can all master. You’ll not only have a lot of fun along this beautiful journey but you’ll:

Develop a set of skills for preparing and packing fresh ingredients into jars and crocks to ferment them into nutritious powerhouses.

Be entertained by jars bubbling away on your counter. Better than Netflix.

Develop a deep appreciation for the marvelous microbes and bodacious bacteria that make fermentation happen.

Replace probiotic supplements with superior nutrition from fermented food.

Have a fridge stocked with flavorful “fast foods” that you can grab at a moment’s notice to elevate the flavors in any dish or meal.

Ready to learn to Ferment Like a Pro? Check out my fermentation library…

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Fermentation Library

My self-paced classes are designed for both total newbies as well as fermentation fans who want to add to their existing skills.

Courses are organized into digestible sections and come with downloadable course materials, such as a Quick Start Guide, Recipe Booklet, and Fermentation Journal, to match your learning style and ensure success… batch after batch.

Let me guide you through this amazing craft, help you avoid crucial mistakes, and turn you into Fermentation Ninja in no time.

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Mouthwatering Sauerkraut

Transform Cabbage into Probiotic Gold with Surefire Techniques

Master my proven Surefire Sauerkraut Method and unlock the secrets to effortlessly fermenting unique and flavorful sauerkraut. Stock your fridge with this gut-healing wonder!


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In A Pickle!

Dive into the World of Perfectly Pickled Vegetables

Learn the insider techniques of my Perfect Pickle Process to master brine fermentation and fill your fridge with crunchy vegetables such as Giardiniera, Jalapeño Slices, and Dilly Bean Pickles.


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Beet Kvass & Kanji Masterclass

Revitalize Your Health with Fermented Tonics

Learn how to craft these delicious raw digestive tonics and why you should drink them regularly. Two recipes with flavoring options to suit your taste preferences are demonstrated.


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Pastes, Relishes, and Chutneys Masterclass

Elevate Your Dishes with an Array of Flavorful Condiments

Discover the fundamentals of creating and fermenting an array of flavorful condiments. Stir Leek Flavoring Paste into soup. Add Fermented Garlic Paste to sauteed greens. Endless possibilities.



What Students are Saying

Beet Kvass seems so exotic but Holly’s online masterclass gave me the confidence to make this probiotic power drink.

I love my daily shot of tonic and my tummy does too!


Ucluelet, BC

I have recently been introduced to beet kvass and I love it.

Your masterclass explained in a clear way how simple it is to make this delicious and healthy drink. Thank you!


London, UK

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Hi, I’m Holly

I’ll turn you into a Fermentation Ninja in no time!

In 1985, on a quiet side street in Moscow, Russia, a woman named Nastasia invited me to her home and offered me my first kombucha. I was hooked. And this was way before kombucha was hip, mind you. 

At a pub in Munich, Germany, I ate my first sauerkraut alongside bratwurst and washed it down with a stein of hefeweizen. I don’t drink beer anymore, but sauerkraut is my daily fix.

Once, on a two-week road trip from Vancouver Island to Napa Valley, I didn’t bother to pack my sauerkraut. My digestion slowed to a crawl, my energy plummeted, and the fun was gone. That was the last time I made that mistake.

I have been learning, perfecting, and teaching the art of fermentation since 2002. 

My mission is to help people invite the powerful and fun world of healthy bacteria into their homes in order to ferment delicious, gut-healing foods.

I have taught over 500 happy students how to safely ferment at home, both in-person and online. Come join the fermentation party!


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