Autumn (Page 3)

Autumn is the season of harvest for us, harvesting of grapes in particular (as we are winemakers) and much of our garden veg, but also foraging time for mushrooms, walnuts, hazelnuts, and fruit picking time in the orchard.

Making apple juice out of cores and peels at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’m sitting here, writing this blog post with a pot of apple cores and peels on the boil on the stove. It is deliciously wafting an apple scent into the room. And soon it will turn into apple juice. In the meantime, a bowl of vanilla ice cream and justRead More →

Planting and harvesting unusual vegetables, recipes included, at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every year I put my hand to trying to grow some lesser grown or unusual vegetables.  As a self titled garden virgin (but gaining experience all the time), I of course have varying success. I am very proud of having had a go with sweet potatoes, celeriac, artichokes, fennel, asparagus,Read More →

Autumn is a time of renewal in France at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sure there is New Year’s for resolutions and new beginnings, but here in France there is la rentrée. Simply put it is the time when kids go back to school. But it is also a time of renewal. Most French people, especially with kids, take a major holiday in August.Read More →

Foraging - 8 reasons why you should try it from 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 not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick we are all about seasonal foods. It is anRead More →