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…

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…

Rehoming an older gundog

Rehoming an older gundog rather than aquiring a puppy is a great option if your shooting companion passes away or cannot manage another season in the field. There are always dogs in need of homes, and good gundogs may lose their master or have a owner who can no longer…

Resize top hats

How to resize top hats is handy knowledge if you’re fortunate enough to have inherited one. No need to squeeze your head into one or risk the embarrassment of it taking flight in an unexpected gust of wind, now you can make your silk topper the perfect fit. Royal Ascot…

Cure colds with liquorice

Knowing how to cure colds with liquorice is useful for the winter months when we all find ourselves reaching for the handkerchiefs. Liquorice syrup works wonders at easing a tickly throat, but it will also come in useful at the annual Christmas get-together. Find out how to use it in…

Elderberry vodka

Elderberry vodka is simple to make and will last for months if you can resist it. Elderberries are not grown commercially, so the only way to get them is to gather the family and pick them yourselves. Just like sloe gin, elderberries can be used to make a liquer and…