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).

What about Walnuts - Foraging and Recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of the best things about living in France is… walnuts. Our village has walnut trees dotted all about, including in our own garden.  In autumn, when we take our dogs for their walks we are always finding walnuts underfoot. I have gotten in the habit of carrying a bag orRead More →

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 our dogs, Chewie and Sanka, for a walk. Normally Pumpjack is the designated walker. It helps keep things routine orientated, our standard sized dachshund’s preferred method. Chewie likes walks at almost the exactRead More →

What to do with a marrow at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every one has been on the receiving end of this, I am sure. You have a friend (and/or you do it yourself) who has a vegetable garden. At some point as summer marches on they say ‘I have a marrow. Would you like it?’ (Read: can you do anything withRead More →

The best potato salad ever at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I have taken to harvesting what’s needed from vegetable garden. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Today’s resulting harvest was 11 new potatoes, 15 baby carrots, 2 celery branches, 5 chives and 7 green beans. And this haul made the best potato salad I have everRead More →