Slow cooked shoulder of mutton

Hogget or mutton make great, and much more flavoursome, alternatives to spring lamb for Easter. Try something different with Philippa Davis’ slow cooked shoulder of mutton with roasted radishes, boozy…

Game Fair

The show must go on, insists The Game Fair. With the customary, late-July weekend no longer a possibility due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the festival of the Great British…

Chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake

Chocolate is essential for the long Easter weekend, but it doesn’t have to come in egg form. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake requires extra time and care…

Sheep breeds

Could you name all of Britain’s sheep breeds? There is an astonishing variety grazing our hills today. Johnny Scott unravels the history of the country’s sheep farming to explain why…

Best Luxury Eggs

Easter should be a time to enjoy eggs exactly as nature intended – not the commercialised chocolate creations favoured by a certain rabbit. The choice of best luxury eggs is…

Terriers

There’s much to love about terriers. They are loving, loyal and positively bounding with sporting instinct, making up what they lack in size with enormous character. It is no surprise…

Chocolate chip cookies

Easter requires a decent cocoa fix, but if chocolate eggs are not your thing indulge in something irresistably moreish without being cloying. Philippa Davis’ chocolate chip cookies are perfectly crunchy…

Best duck breeds.

From adorable call ducks to big, ugly Muscovies, choosing which duck breed to keep in the garden from such enormous variety can be tricky and overwhelming. Willy Newlands advises on…

Eggs florentine

Keep things simple for a weekend brunch at home with eggs florentine – a delicious, and non-meaty, take on eggs benedict. And don’t skip the home-made hollandaise sauce. It makes…

Pigeon breast salad with pistachio and rocket pesto

Pigeon is often overlooked, but on the plate it is far from humble. Try Philippa Davis’ pigeon breast salad with pistachio and rocket pesto, purple sprouting broccoli and spring onions…