Food Findings (+recipes) (Page 3)

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).

How to maintain a healthy lifestyle at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve been thinking on healthy lifestyle choices. I personally am not a great proponent of ‘diets’. I am a firm believer that if you choose to deprive yourself of something, particularly a yummy something, you will inevitably go back to it. Possibly more so. So although a diet may giveRead More →

What can you make with eggs and coffee at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have 4 female ducks. As spring approaches, we are averaging about 2 eggs per day. Now that may not seem like a lot. But you try eating over a dozen eggs per week, every week. And, I have to say, we can get a little tired of omelettes. ToRead More →

What's all the fuss about French Markets? PumpjackPiddlewick

You may have noticed that any cooking show about food and France always shows someone shopping in a French market. Sniffing veg, squeezing fruit and generally making out that this is Ah-maaa-zing. But is it? Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not just to eat, toRead More →

Thursday night is leftovers night at PumpjackPiddlewick

When I was growing up, Thursday was leftovers night in our house. My Mum would reheat everything we hadn’t finished that week. I remember it fondly, as well as with a shudder. It was a real mix of dishes. A mish mosh of flavours, too, but we had to eatRead More →