Foraging

Foraging to us means healthy, free food. Mother nature offers a bounty to choose from, it just takes a walk outside to find what may be on your proverbial doorstep. From walnuts to wild garlic, wild asparagus to violets, it’s a seasonal variety worth looking for.

Buggine bugs are bugging me at PumpjackPiddlewick

I keep telling myself that bugs are necessary to this world. And in my head I know this, but in my heart… Chigger season is coming to a close (thank goodness) and with all my heart I look forward to cooler days, and less, and eventually, almost, no bugs. MaybeRead More →

The blackberries are ripening at PumpjackPiddlewick

The blackberries are in season! The hot days of summer have ripened these hedgerow fruits. They are plump and juicy, glistening by the paths and walkways, just waiting to be collected and eaten. Pumpjack’s thrice daily (or more if Chewie has his way) dog walks gives me an early warningRead More →

If you are a regular reader of our website posts, you probably know that we love re-using, recycling and not letting things go to waste. So let’s consider the humble or pesky, depending on your point of view, dandelion. When I was growing up I loved its happy yellow colour.Read More →

We are nuts about hazelnuts here at PumpjackPiddlewick - Recipes included

I am nuts about nuts. I love to eat them, but even more so I love to cook with them ~ then eat them. Given the chance, I could spend on nuts what others spend at a coffee shop, easily and regularly. I can’t decide if walnuts or hazelnuts areRead More →