Fresh Food, Country Style

We both love to cook and believe in giving time and energy to the food we put inside ourselves. Real food, fresh food, and a passion for seasonal food, are all important to us. I, Piddlewick, have had the luck of cheffing within wonderful extremes ~ from Vegetarian, the hardest type of cooking there is, to 3-star Michelin, which, though delicious, was far too fussy for my tastes. Join us in our exploration of country style food in France.

3 easy tips to help you save money on your food shopping bill at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ (substitute your currency here) a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat lessRead More →

Have you ever tasted Horse Milk French Chevalait @PumpjackPiddlewick

‘Only in France’ are the words that pop into my mind when I came across Horse Milk (Chevalait) in our local French market. And of course, because I didn’t even know that you could get milk from horses (though, yeah, if you think about it… duh, cows, goats…mares), I hadRead More →

Happy 2017 Resolutions for Pumpjack Piddlewick

I absolutely adore that the advent of the New Year gives one a sense of renewal, a chance to reflect and consequently focus on ones short and long term goals.  We have lots of changes planned for 2017 and, I must say, yes, I must, that we are very, veryRead More →

I was cooking last night and it occurred to me (not sure why) that I use two particular utensils much, much more than others. This then had me thinking, in a general train of thought, if I was going to be washed up on a dessert island and could onlyRead More →