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.

Growing and making things from the mustard plant at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s time to talk condiments. Because honestly, it’s not something that gets much thought. At least I for one take them for granted. So let’s talk… mustard. If you’ve read my post on Weeds, there was the discovery in our garden that various ‘weeds’ were in fact only sort ofRead More →

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

Bored yet? Whether you are on ‘lockdown’, self isolating, or simply hiding from a world gone mad, here are 10 things to do by yourself that are enjoyable, fun and maybe even a little self indulgent. 1. The Classic – Read a Book If that stack of books by yourRead More →

What to do with a marrow at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every one has been on the receiving end of this, I am sure. You have a friend (and/or you do it yourself) who has a vegetable garden. At some point nearing autumn they say ‘I have a marrow. Would you like it?’ (read: can you do anything with it, becauseRead More →

Foraging for sloes on our dog walk at PumpjackPiddlewick

I discovered bushes and bushes (or are they trees?) of sloes the other day when I took Chewie, our standard sized dachshund, for a walk. Normally Pumpjack is the designated walker. It helps keep things routine orientated for our Chewie, as that is his preferred method. He likes walks atRead More →