French food

The French do food really well. They especially do slow food exceptionally well. Take the Boeuf Bourguinon. Slow cooking not only makes your meat so very very tender, it also gives you the opportunity to try tastier (not to mention cheaper) cuts of meat. Yet the most important thing, is it gives you time. You prepare and let it cook, and cook, and cook. Whilst you do something else. Very French.

How to make a lettuce sandwich subsituting lettuce for bread at PumpjackPidlewick

I have discovered Lettuce Sandwiches. No, its not a sandwich of lettuce in bread (though personally I haven’t tried that yet, so one never knows). Rather it is a sandwich that uses lettuce instead of bread. I came across this concept first when making a hamburger. Hamburger buns in FranceRead More →

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 →