Christmas turkeys

Christmas turkeys are heading for our table but we should choose the festive bird that satisfies our consciences, as well as our stomachs. Why not support the local turkey farmer,…

Guide to Christmas

Father Christmas may have his elves on hand but for us mere mortals, Christmas can become quite the festive frenzy. With presents to buy, cards to send and a festive…

Christmas puddings

With Stir Up Sunday this weekend, country cooks are reaching for their wooden spoons to stir the pud and make a wish. But, as Hattie Ellis discovers, Christmas puddings have…

Best alternatives to Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding isn’t everyone’s favourite offering at the festive feast, but don’t let the nay-sayers go hungry. So follow The Field’s recipes for the best alternatives to Christmas pudding. With…

Fig, chocolate and cognac cake

This fig, chocolate and cognac cake is perfect for the festive season. It keeps well up to four days and it is suitable for freezing, making it a great offering…