No waste principles

There is too much joy and fun in no waste principles, whether food, clothing or even corks. Where there is a will to re-use, re-purpose, upcycle or recycle, there is a possibility. There is no reason for waste.

small spaces create less needs at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have long been a fan of tiny house videos. There is something strangely appealing about small spaces. At least to me. Now let’s see if you agree… There is a very real tiny house movement going on around the world. Much of it stems from the cost of housingRead 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 →

Making apple juice out of cores and peels at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’m sitting here, writing this blog post with a pot of apple cores and peels on the boil on the stove. It is deliciously wafting an apple scent into the room. And soon it will turn into apple juice. In the meantime, a bowl of vanilla ice cream and justRead More →

What can you do with carrot tops! Eat them! recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently came across a recipe for pesto using carrot tops. So since I had them, I made it. And oh my, this is definitely worth giving a go. And then it got me to thinking, what else can I make with them? Like parsley, carrot tops have a subtleRead More →