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).

What can you do with carrot tops! Eat them! recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently came across a recipe for pesto using carrot tops. So since I had them, I made it. And oh my, this is definitely worth giving a go. And then it got me to thinking, what else can I make with them? Like parsley, carrot tops have a subtleRead More →

Foraging - 8 reasons why you should try it from PumpjackPiddlewick

Foraging for food is one of my all time favourite things. I mean, who doesn’t like fresh food for free? But it is not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick we are all about seasonal foods. It is anRead More →

What to make with celery seeds at PumpjackPiddlewick

So I am thinking about what to do with celery seeds. It will make sense why in a long minute. As you enter our duck enclosure on the immediate left, in the corner, after the honeysuckle, is the lettuce patch. Except the lettuce was eaten by the ducks. (Intentionally.) ItRead More →

Waste is something I strive to avoid. And right up there is Broccoli Stems. It is just one of those things that when you have cooked the rest of the broccoli, you look at and go… And?!?!?Read More →