Gluten-free Vegetarian Vegan

There has been enough said about gluten free, vegetarian and vegan to bore any one to tears. You either eat wheat, or you don’t. Ditto on the veg. Just tell your host when you are invited, not after you arrive. It is so easy to eat gluten free or vegetarian. As a celiac and reformed vegetarian, not to mention ex-veg chef, I understand the ins and outs of good food for those in need or desire.

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 →

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 →

Being time poor is no excuse to eat bad food at PumpjackPiddlewick

This day and age everyone seems to be time poor. Too busy doing things to, well, do other things. But honestly, there is no excuse of too little time when it comes to eating real food, good food, even (dare I say it) healthy food. Is there such a thingRead More →

Of menopause, cats, food and allergies at PumpjackPiddlewick

What’s to like about menopause? Honestly? Not a cotton picking thing. Okay… there is one thing. I am no longer allergic to cats. My allergy to cats has been something I have had to contend with all my life, and, since I absolutely adore the little fur balls, I hadRead More →