Malaysian style trout with spicy sambul sauce

Malaysian style trout with spicy sambul sauce and ginger rice makes a delicious main from across the globe. Our culinary outlook is getting more international, and this exotic offering is…

Dogs with breathing difficulties

Dogs with breathing difficulties are currently experiencing a huge growth in popularity. Pug registrations are up five-fold and the French bulldog is now the third most popular breed in the…

Broad bean, cumin and lemon toasts

These broad bean, cumin and lemon toasts with grilled halloumi are a simple starter which will bring a touch of the exotic to your supper party. The broad bean mix…

Prune a fruit tree

Knowing how to prune a fruit tree is useful, although many gardeners find the task too daunting to take on themselves. However it is not as complicated or difficult as…

Clare Brownlow

Clare Brownlow is proof that inspiration can spring from anywhere. For her it was an old-fashioned dipping pen, a pheasant tail feather used by her father to write his game…

Rehoming an older gundog

Rehoming an older gundog rather than aquiring a puppy is a great option if your shooting companion passes away or cannot manage another season in the field. There are always…

Strawberry, cardamom, elderflower and lime sherbet

Strawberry, cardamom, elderflower and lime sherbet makes for an incredible explosion of flavours. While lighter than an ice cream, and easier to make, sherbets are still creamier than sorbet. A…

Resize top hats

How to resize top hats is handy knowledge if you’re fortunate enough to have inherited one. No need to squeeze your head into one or risk the embarrassment of it…

Rook shooting

Rook shooting was once a traditional part of the country calendar but rook pies are no longer a regular in the country kitchen’s oven. Armed with .22 air rifles and…

Rook pie

Rook pie is widely thought to be the infamous nursey rhyme’s “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie”. Rather than the popular garden songster filling the pastry crust, it is thought…