Food Findings (+recipes) (Page 2)

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).

Foraging for sloes on our dog walk at PumpjackPiddlewick

I discovered bushes and bushes (or are they trees?) of sloes the other day when I took Chewie, our standard sized dachshund, for a walk. Normally Pumpjack is the designated walker. It helps keep things routine orientated for our Chewie, as that is his preferred method. He likes walks atRead More →

The blackberries are ripening at PumpjackPiddlewick

The blackberries are in season! The hot days of summer have ripened these hedgerow fruits. They are plump and juicy, glistening by the paths and walkways, just waiting to be collected and eaten. Pumpjack’s thrice daily (or more if Chewie has his way) dog walks gives me an early warningRead More →

The best potato salad ever at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Very, very excited! Our new and all our own vegetable garden gave us our first petite harvest yesterday. I feel like a proud Mom. Ok, it may not have been much. 11 new potatoes, 15 carrots, 2 celery branches, 5 chives and 7 green beans. But I figure there mayRead More →

Food glorious food at Pumpjack Piddlewick

This past weekend I was inspired by food and trying new things. New recipes, of course, but also starting to eat what is ready in the garden, learning about meal planning and how not to waste it. A sort of circle of life, but one that I want to stretchRead More →