Rhubarb fool

Everyone’s first rhubarb taster of the year simply has to take the form of a warming crumble on a cold February evening. That tangy, crimson rhubarb laced with brown sugar…

Oxbridge blues. Xchanging Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race 2010

The Oxbridge blue is much coveted by sporting types. Just try to avoid having proceedings interrupted by a sporting streaker, and your chances of success should be fine. Winning an…

Hunting bucket list

Here’s a hunting bucket list. Five things that anyone who rides to hounds should endeavour to do before the bucket is inevitably kicked. For those of a more piscatorial bent…

A Lady Riding a Bay Hunter by Sir Alfred Munnings, circa 1924

Alfred Munnings is a name that every sportman wants on their wall. For the frugal a print, for the well-feathered a painting. He was simply an exceptional sporting artist, with…

Kale Dwarf Green Curled next to Kale 'Scarlet', Brassica oleracea

Kale is so popular that they are even making crisps out of the hardy green vegetable. Perhaps it is time for the potato to watch out, although early harvest potatoes…

Duck shooting in Argentina. Morning flight

Duck shooting in Argentina in the wake of a hurricane is for wildfolwers who love the wet. A far cry from wildfowling on Lindisfarne. Wildfowlers either grow to love the…

Eggs florentine

Super for breakfast, brunch or supper, eggs florentine are a delicious (and non-meaty) twist on eggs benedict. As a quick supper dish it ranks alongside rarebits of varying geographical origins.…

Catching a salmon on your own fly? Definitely on the fishing bucket list.

Have a fishing bucket list? If so add these top five fishing challenges to it. And if not perhaps it is about time to start one. The fishing bucket list…