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The Fur Feather & Fin Guide To Country Recipes

Country Recipe: Elderflower Biscuits

Summer is well and truly on its way and with the warmer weather and sunshine comes gardens, trees and hedgerows stuffed with a whole bunch of delicious fruits and flowers to bring into the kitchen (if they make it that far!). If you are an experienced forager or are just starting out, elderflower is versatile and easy to find. It should feature on the list of anyone who wants to create authentic country-style recipes. If you aren’t able to get out searching for the flowers don’t worry, our elderflower biscuits recipe works great with shop bought cordial too.

Lime and elderflowers with a spoon on a posh jar

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Country Recipe: Homemade Chutneys

Whether you’re enjoying it with some cheese and biscuits or trying it as part of a Ploughman’s lunch after an outing in your country clothing, chutney is a popular condiment that is simple to make but can really pack a punch when it comes to flavour! No matter what time of year it is, whether you bring it out for your boxing day lunch or pop it in your sandwich every day, there are an array of chutney recipes that you can try depending on what kind of flavours you like. Below, we’ve listed just three delicious chutney recipes, one sweet, one spicy and one traditional, that are sure to tantalise your taste buds! 

A glass jar of chutney on a chopping board surrounded by ingredients.

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How to Hang Freshly Shot Game

Hanging game is hugely important to developing the meat’s flavour, though the way we hang game now is much different to that of centuries before. In the olden days, poachers would dig a hole to help hide their catch, hanging it from a stick placed across the entrance. Due to a lack of refrigeration, as well as different tastes, the meat would be left to hang until it was extremely ripe. In the present day, we now do things much differently. We now prefer much more subtle flavours from our game, so we hang it for a shorter time as a result.

Pheasant game birds being hung to develop flavour

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Country Recipe – Hearty Venison Stew and Creamy Mash

While spring is on the way, the winter weather is still upon us meaning there’s still time to enjoy some wonderfully hearty food. Whether you’ve been out in the wind and rain to partake in your favourite country pursuits this winter, or are simply in search of a warming recipe that the whole family will love, our hearty venison stew and creamy mash will undoubtedly do the job! Not only is this two-part recipe super easy to follow, but venison is also one of the leanest meats available, making it a healthy as well as a hearty option!

While spring is on the way, the winter weather is still upon us meaning there’s still time to enjoy some wonderfully hearty food. Whether you’ve been out in the wind and rain to partake in your favourite country pursuits this winter, or are simply in search of a warming recipe that the whole family will love, our hearty venison stew and creamy mash will undoubtedly do the job! Not only is this two-part recipe super easy to follow, but venison is also one of the leanest meats available, making it a healthy as well as a hearty option!

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Country Recipe: Chunky Soups

Whether you’ve been out for a brisk winter walk or have experienced a long and cold day’s shooting out in the field, there’s no better way to warm up than with a bowl of hot, chunky soup. Pop your shooting gloves, socks and other damp items in front of the fire, snuggle into your favourite chair and get stuck into a bowl of vegetable, chicken or tomato soup, the recipes for which you can find below:

A person wearing a yellow cardigan and red coat holding a cup of soup.

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Country Recipe: Traditional Christmas Cake

Along with gingerbread men and mince pies, Christmas cake is one of the most popular culinary classics of the festive season. Whether enjoyed with a warm cup of coffee or as an after-dinner treat, this yuletide delight is a must for the Christmas period and a firm favourite with us at Fur Feather and Fin. While some Christmas cake recipes may seem a little complicated, we’ve provided one that’s simple yet sure to produce amazing results! 

A Christmas cake decorated with fruit and chocolate

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