The Field

Grouse, woodcock, snipe, pheasant, everything a discerning gun could want, in Upper Teesdale. This is a "proper back end day" with a mixed bag to dream about.

Jaques Hicter has 80 English partridge per square kilometre in Picardy as well as good crop yealds. He shares the secret of his success with The Field.

How to make lavender sugar

Last year I dusted my mince pies with vanilla sugar, which I had made myself. Earlier this year I read an article saying that lavender sugar was also good, but…

How to store salami

It's a real joy to be able to buy a large selection of salami on the market, but I find I am given different advice on the best way to…

The rivers around Lake Rotoroa in New Zealand possess monster brown that provide some of the best fishing in the world.

Wood fuel is a green and renewable way to heat your home and water, better yet, it is cheap too.

Make your own cider

Cider's now rosy. Thanks to the clever marketing of the Magners brand, cider is a tipple to be seen with. Robert Gore-Langton tells you how to make your own cider

How to make rowan vodka

Last year I made rowan jelly but had copious numbers of berries left over. This year I would like to try making something else using the berries. Can one make…

Poinsettia points

At about this time every year I buy poinsettias to give as Christmas presents. Do they come in colours other than red or white and is it worth trying to…

There's only one Kola Peninsula - and you can't beat it for salmon rivers teeming with whoppers. Even a novice can catch a 38-pounder!