Best eggs

Easter is the time to salute the humble egg, an indispensable wizard of the kitchen. While we can expect the cloying chocolate variety from the Easter bunny, these are not…

Warm pigeon breast salad

Pigeon is lean, sustainable, inexpensive and delicious. We should all eat more of it this spring. So start with Philippa Davis’ warm pigeon breast salad and spring onions, with hazelnut…

How to make carnation vodka

Once you have mastered the standard hedgerow tipples, it is time to look beyond sloe gin and damson vodka. Consider something a little more unusual for next season’s hipflask. Carnation…

Pigeon pie

For some proper comfort food, try Drew Ackroyd’s recipe for pigeon pie. It is fantastically hearty and the filling can be made with whatever you have in the fridge. No…

Chocolate and rhubarb brownies

Proper, fudgy brownies are guaranteed crowd pleasers – and they are even better with rhubarb. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and rhubarb brownies are our favourite spring offering. Though if rhubarb is…

Chocolate chaser

There’s nothing like a boozy hot chocolate enjoyed from a flask on a fresh, spring day in the field. Philippa Davis’ rich and spicy chocolate chaser is hard to beat…