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.

Harvesting champagne currants at PumpjackPiddlewick

Recently I wrote about cherries. We are still awash with cherries, as the tree of our neighbour on the other side of us is almost buried under them. So I am still carrying on making cherry things. But in the background. As currently it is all about currants, and specificallyRead More →

life is a basket of cherries and then you eat them at PumpjackPiddlewick

Life is a basket of cherries, and then you eat them. And make stuff out of them. Eat a few more, and make something more. Can you tell, it is cherry season here in France? Well, at least where we live. Our neighbours on either side have cherry trees. TheyRead More →

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 →