Clean silver well

It may be one of those Christmas tasks you are keen to delay, but learning how to clean silver well is essential ahead of the festive lunch. There is much conflicting advice but it is really rather simple once you have the know-how. Follow The Field’s advice to learn how…

Cook a three-bird roast

Skip the standard turkey and dreaded dryness with an impressive roast fit for royalty this Christmas. The same turkey can get repetitive, so learn how to cook a three-bird roast for a truly spectacular offering and see if they can guess which birds are on the table. Learn about the…

Restore a garden urn

If your garden urn has suffered one too many storms and is looking a little worse for wear, find out how to restore a garden urn. Urns have been used decoratively since practically the dawn of time, and the variety in design is infinite. But we know how to restore…

Raspberry vinegar

Learn how to make raspberry vinegar to soothe sore throats, enjoy with pancakes or simply make water a little more interesting. The hedgerow is practically groaning with goodies at the moment. So pick your raspberries rather than buying a supermarket punnet. Take a basket with you on your dog walk…

Rosehip tea

Make rosehip tea for a refreshing afternoon drink or a comforting replacement for standard tea in the evening. Rosehips can be found growing on wild roses or you can grow your own for a ready supply of the vitamin-C dense fruit. Rosehips can be used for jams, jellies, marmalades and…

Easy chocolate cake.

Chocolate cake is the best treat for an after shoot tea. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult to make to be delicious. This easy chocolate cake is decadent, gooey and will make any chocoholic happy. Perfect for teas, parties, or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, this cake can…

Recover a riding hat

Manufacturers may be able to recover a riding hat that is worn and torn, so don’t throw it away just yet. Insubstantial surface damage that has not effected the integrity of the riding hat can can’t just be patched up but having it recovered will make it look like new-…

Strengthen your shooting arm

The gun may be safely stowed away until the Twelfth, but you can strengthen your shooting arm ahead of the season without it. Follow our simple exercises and you’ll reap the benefits on a long shoot day. For those with shoulder and arm injuries, doing your homework ahead of the…

Make homemade Pimm's

For all jolly summer affairs, learning how to make homemade Pimm’s is a must. Whether you are hoping to impress your guests, improve upon the classic concoction or have found your drinks cabinet accidentally empty as Pimm’s-o-clock strikes, follow our recipe for full glasses and a merry crowd. Once confident…

Store apples correctly

Knowing how to store apples correctly is useful if you’ve had a particuarly bountiful harvest from your apple tree. Rather than overloading the fruit bowl, an apple rack is visually pleasing and very practical. Take our advice on how to store them correctly to give you plenty of time to…