BY CECILIA NAYLOR Ingredients: For the Churros 150 g plain white flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 tbsp olive oil or other neutral flavoured oil (not extra virgin olive oil) 250 ml boiled water 2 cups+ oil for frying For the Coating 55g caster sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon For the Chocolate Sauce 100g dark chocolate chips 125 ml double cream (whipping … Continue reading Cinnamon Sugar Churros
BY SAM HOOPER Warning of economic Armageddon didn’t work, and nor did peddling ludicrous conspiracy theories about government perfidy. So now, prominent Remainer opinion-setters are resorting to tear-stained pleas that Brexit is so personally stressful as to be injurious to their mental health. One of the more annoying aspects of modern political journalism is the way that those who cover events increasingly seek to insert … Continue reading Brexit Derangement Syndrome
Instructions: In an ice filled mixing glass, briefly stir together 5–10ml Vermouth with a dash of Angostura bitters. Add 60–90ml Single Barrel Rye (Michter’s Rye suits the purpose) and stir again until it’s as cold as a winter sea off the Frisian island of Föhr (where the Manhattan, surprisingly, is their national drink). Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry. Continue reading The Manhattan
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You and Your families are well and enjoying the beautiful weather. These days time seems rarely to stand still. I see people running around, often literally, on the way to meetings, or to school pick-up or for some other reason. They are in a rush. They don’t have time to stop and ponder. They surely … Continue reading A Prayer for Quiet
BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS We have all seen the videos in which a rider falls while show-jumping, and the horse continues to jump the fences. Most of the video comments have a very positive outlook on such an event. Most people will agree it’s because the horse loves jumping and has been trained well. The more ignorant comments will suggest that the horse is attempting … Continue reading Why Do Horses Jump Rider-less?
BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS This is the perfect summer drink to serve guests during the warmer weather and BBQ season. Deeply refreshing and very easy to make. Ingredients: 1 part gin A glass half-filled with ice Good splash of elderflower cordial Several mint leaves Lime wedge 3 parts Prosecco or any Brut sparkling wine (non-sweet) Soda water Method: Pour a generous measure of gin into a … Continue reading The Hugo Cocktail
BY JAMIE FOSTER It appears that the government is backing away from an amnesty for service personnel who may be accused of committing offences during the Northern Irish troubles. Senior Tory MPs had proposed a statute of limitations to prevent anyone having served during that time being prosecuted. Following concerns voiced by victims groups, Sinn Fein, the DUP and the Irish government, it would appear … Continue reading Leave British Soldiers Alone
BY DAVID EYLES In the bleak tundra of the far north of Canada, Scandinavia and Russia, live a number of species of rodents which are very closely related to our more familiar voles. These cute little furry creatures are called Lemmings. Most species of Lemmings eat grasses, sedges and dwarf shrubs. They create runs at ground level under the grass, in attempts to remain under … Continue reading Lemmings in the Lords
BY CHARLIE PYE-SMITH The American poet Wendell Berry is one of the few people who has managed to make soil sound both important and sexy. “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all,” he wrote in The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. “It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into … Continue reading The Grapes of Hope?