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…

Pea souper

Something warming in a flask is required for fresh, spring days in the field. Enjoying soup on-the-go requires a smooth blend that is easy to pour and drink. Philippa Davis’…

Jaded apple

Whether it’s pigeon-shooting, an excursion to the local point-to-point or a brisk walk in the March air, fresh spring days require something warm to put in a flask and take…

Mary Berry's steak and ale pie

Spring has not quite sprung and we’re still hankering after some proper, British comfort food. There is no better kitchen supper than Mary Berry’s steak and ale pie. Best enjoyed…