Recipes included

Many of our food posts have recipes included. We are great fans of veg gardens, foraging and general self sufficiency whenever possible, and we love to cook. Food certainly tastes better when own grown. Foraged foods carry the caveat of fun and free. Leftover night is now a staple in our week. And with each post we write about we like to include recipes we have tried and tested.

Food glorious food at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I have been inspired by my garden and the glorious food it is providing. Time to try new things. New recipes, of course, to include the veggies coming into fruition. This moved me on to learning about meal planning and how not to waste what we have. A sort ofRead More →

How to cook for a vegetarian or vegan at PumpjackPiddlewick

I remember when I was 17 and I declared to my mother that I was going to be a vegetarian. She said of course I was, and proceeded to ignore me. She wasn’t going to go out of her way, as she put it, “for a phase” and learn howRead More →

how to reuse your morning coffee to rehydrate skin at PumpjackPiddlewick

This weekend I treated myself to making my luscious coffee scrub again. This time of year, cold and muddy for us, just begged me to bolster myself and rehydrate my skin. My skin has been feeling so dry, what with the heating on and lots of wool clothing. So, needsRead More →

Harvesting champagne currants at PumpjackPiddlewick

This year we are awash in strawberries and raspberries from our garden. But sandwiched in between along one of crumbling garden stone walls are two bushes of currants. One is red currants, the other Champagne currants. I had heard of red currants, and of course red currant jelly*. A veryRead More →