Home Cooking

Living in the France, and the country, gives us access to French markets and a (varying) veg garden. Add in the artisans – butcher, baker, cheese maker – and our kitchen knows no bounds. Come and join in our food findings as we explore, taste, create and simply enjoy home cooking here in France (recipes included).

We like good food, real food here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick, so when we got a cat, and then a dog we felt it only fair that they get good, real food as well, e.g. no preservatives, fillers, etc. so we took the decision to give them natural, home madeRead More →

There is no excuse for eating bad food. We give you some ideas of fast healthy meals, recipes included at PumpackPiddlewick

This day and age everyone seems to be time poor. Too busy doing things to, well, do other things. But honestly, there is no excuse of too little time when it comes to eating real food, good food, even (dare I say it) healthy food. Is there such a thingRead More →

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 make specialRead More →

Whether it is images for Halloween or the cornucopia concept of harvest, autumn to me can be summed up in Pumpkins.  There is something about these roly-poly orange veg that just makes me smile.  (Maybe that is why we are driven to carve toothy faces into them?) This year IRead More →