A doggy to cuddle and I made sauerkraut

Today I’ve had Millie for company. She’s an adorable 1-year-old cockapoo. As you can see she’s made herself at home πŸ™‚



Millie is our first dog from Borrow My Doggy. Her owner works all day and wanted her to have some company while he’s at work. I’m at home working all day and also wanted some company. Plus Millie can come with me for walks to and from school. It’s a win for everyone.

I tried making sauerkraut for the first time and the recipe said it can take about 6 weeks and now it is 6 weeks so I tried it and it’s delicious. It’s much nicer than plain cabbage and this recipe has caraway seeds which add some flavour. It’s also very cheap to make. A cabbage costs about 80p and with it I made 1L of sauerkraut.


The recipe is from a book called Ferment by Rachel Mulligan.


The book is full of wonderful recipes including one for sourdough which I’m also trying. After taking many bricks out of the oven I think I’m finally making progress with my sourdough and it’s thanks to Rachel Mulligan’s book. My starter is actually looking active and bubbling a bit.


Part of the challenge is it’s cold here and fermentation takes longer. I just have to be patient and not expect to have bread straight away. I’ll let you know how it turns out when I eventually pop it in the oven.

9 thoughts on “A doggy to cuddle and I made sauerkraut”

  1. We had Saurkraut for the first time in Prague on holiday and loved it, looking for it ever we ate! That doggy looks beautiful! I need to find a recipe. I bet Ww has one somewhere!

  2. What a neat concept to have a dog for company! Sauerkraut is awesome and so good for you! I have troubles making fermented things as it’s cold here in the winter. Too many failed batches of things that I decided to only make stuff starting in the spring! Good luck to you on your sourdough! πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, in cold places you have to leave the thing fermenting for longer than the recipe says. That makes it hard because when it’s the first time making something you don’t know when it’s ready or how it’s meant to look.

  3. Borrow my doggie -what a lovely concept. She does seem very much at home and comfortable. Looks like a perfect match πŸ˜ƒ Wishing we had that here but my dogabones wont be easy to share … too dependent on us and wont even let the helper walk him. We have spoilt him I’m afraid.

    1. It is a great idea! I’m not sure whether other parts of the world have it but worth looking into. My daughter has been nagging us to get a dog but we know how much work they are so we don’t want to do that. Since we started borrowing dogs the nagging has stopped πŸ™‚

      1. It truly is a great concept. Would work well for me when I have to go on holiday … can be sure the dog will be truly loved and we can return the favour too. Lovely for the elderly too who are unable to care for a puppy full time.

  4. For a moment, I thought you’d got your own doggy, despite the difficulties you had when your last dog died. But this scheme is a wonderful idea.

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