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.

life is a basket of cherries and then you eat them at PumpjackPiddlewick

Life is a basket of cherries, and then you eat them. And make stuff out of them. Eat a few more, and make something more. Can you tell, it is cherry season here in France? Well, at least where we live. Our neighbours on either side have cherry trees. TheyRead More →

What about Walnuts - Foraging and Recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of the best things about living in France is… walnuts. Our village has walnut trees dotted all about, and in fact has been written up about it (even in a wine book of all places).  In autumn, when we take our dog for his walks we are always findingRead More →

There is no excuse for eating bad food. We give you some ideas of fast healthy meals, recipes included at PumpackPiddlewick

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 →

How to use up your Halloween Pumpkin at PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether it is images for Halloween or the cornucopia concept of harvest, autumn to me can be summed up in one word ~ Pumpkin.  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 →