Peach, brandy and raspberry punch

Make your al fresco feast a suitably stylish shindig with a pre-made cocktail. Philippa Davis’ peach, brandy and raspberry punch is simple to prepare ahead and makes a pleasing off…

Trifle opera cake jars with amaretto

With country house opera postponed or cancelled, put on a picnic worthy of Glyndebourne’s lawns at home. Don your finery, select a family member to provide the entertainment and indulge…

Venison salad niçoise

Even without chairs, a table or pressed linen, don’t let your culinary standards slip alfresco. Game makes excellent fare for summer suppers, so include it in your picnic. Philippa Davis’…

Pasta alla Norma

Recreate a night of open-air opera in your own garden with an al fresco feast and family talent. Philippa Davis’ pasta alla Norma hails from Catania in Sicily and is…

How to barbecue game.

Don’t forget your frozen stocks of game as summer gets underway. It makes excellent BBQ fare. But it is less forgiving than other meats, so avoid disappointment and dryness by…