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.

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 →

Continuing an autumn theme by making apple compote with PumpjackPiddlewick

Following on an apple theme, having written about making apple juice from  left over apple peels and cores, I thought it might be worth actually posting a recipe for what to with the actual apples. Make apple compote. But first you may ask, depending on where you live in theRead 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 →

Planting and harvesting unusual vegetables, recipes included, at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every year I put my hand to trying to grow some lesser grown or unusual vegetables.  As a self titled garden virgin (but gaining experience all the time), I of course have varying success. I am very proud of having had a go with sweet potatoes, celeriac, artichokes, fennel, asparagus,Read More →