French food (Page 2)

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.

Downsizing - where to start? We say with the fridge at PumpjackPiddlewick

I love downsizing. I love going through my things and getting rid of any thing I can. There is something so very therapeutic about it, like a weight cast off your shoulders. Some of the items I give away, some I sell. It depends on the item. But where doRead More →

Thursday night is leftovers night at PumpjackPiddlewick

When I was growing up, Thursday was leftovers night in our house. My Mum would reheat everything we hadn’t finished that week. I remember it fondly, as well as with a shudder. It was a real mix of dishes. A mish mosh of flavours, too, but we had to eatRead More →

It's easy and healthier to make your own pet food from PumpjackPiddlewick

If you read any of our food related stories, you will know we like good food, real food here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. So as our cats and dog came into our lives we felt it only fair that they get good, real food as well. That is, no preservatives,Read More →

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?)Read More →