Food Findings (+recipes)

Having a large and varying veg garden, as well as a variety of fruit and nut trees in and around the area, means we are lucky enough to be harvesting and foraging to add to what we eat. Add in French markets and our local produce artisans – butcher, baker, cheese maker – and our kitchen knows no bounds. Come and join in our food findings as we explore, harvest, forage, create, repurpose and simply enjoy cooking here in France (recipes included).

Food glorious food at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I have been inspired by my garden and the glorious food it is providing. Time to try new things. New recipes, of course, to include the veggies coming into fruition. This moved me on to learning about meal planning and how not to waste what we have. A sort ofRead More →

breakfast in France is steeped in the tradition of baguettes and croissants. But why? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Let us talk about Breakfast in France. This of course means delving into the life of baguettes and croissants and how they play a part in French life. There is a particular, worldwide fascination with French bread, and particularly the baguette. And for all the right reasons. It is delicious.Read More →

How to cook for a vegetarian or vegan at PumpjackPiddlewick

I remember when I was 17 and I declared to my mother that I was going to be a vegetarian. She said of course I was, and proceeded to ignore me. She wasn’t going to go out of her way, as she put it, “for a phase” and learn howRead More →

how to reuse your morning coffee to rehydrate skin at PumpjackPiddlewick

This weekend I treated myself to making my luscious coffee scrub again. This time of year, cold and muddy for us, just begged me to bolster myself and rehydrate my skin. My skin has been feeling so dry, what with the heating on and lots of wool clothing. So, needsRead More →