There are so many good reasons to try foraging. Free food, taste, fresh air, learn something new and more! Let's find out more here at 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 certainly not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick I am all about seasonal foods. It isContinue Reading

Closet Change Day Featured Blog Post at PumpjackPiddlewick

As autumn rushes in and pushes toward winter, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Over Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I thinkContinue Reading

what is the weather like in France? Is it all sunny days? We have a delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Let’s talk about the weather. France’s weather is truly, truly varied – north to south, east to west, and even within areas the same can be applied. After all, it is a big country, with an ocean to the left, mountains to the right, flat plains to the top andContinue Reading

We are cooking with Pumpkins at PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether it is images for Halloween or the cornucopia concept of harvest, autumn to me can be summed up in one word ~ 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?)Continue Reading

What about Walnuts - Foraging and Recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of the best things about living in France is… walnuts. Most villages have walnut trees dotted all about.  In autumn, I make a point of going for walks, looking for walnuts underfoot. I have gotten in the habit of carrying a bag or basket with me to make theContinue Reading