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.

10 Things to do by yourself when self isolating from the Corona virus

When things get hectic, whether it is the season or simply life, it is sometimes good to give yourself time away from others. Time to do things by yourself. Where you can immerse yourself in a loved hobby, almost forgotten project or good book. Not sure where to start? HereRead More →

green tomatoes to cook with at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the days close in I now take an hour at lunchtime to spend in the garden with the ducks as mornings and evenings don’t give me the same freedom any more. We normally take the time to clear an area. Me pruning or pulling, the ducks eating the wormyRead 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 →

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, including in our own garden.  In autumn, when we take our dogs for their walks we are always finding walnuts underfoot. I have gotten in the habit of carrying a bag orRead More →