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Cheers to reopening!

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I think the last time many of us stepped into one of the Island’s pubs was Christmas Eve 2020. It’s been a long ‘dry’ winter, but spring has sprung (even though it’s a little on the chilly side) and from 12th April pubs, restaurants and cafes are allowed to open any outside seating space they have. Woo hoo we hear…

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny

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When you walk past bakers or into supermarkets at this time of year you cannot mistake the equist scent of hot-cross buns that fills the air.

Easter Simnel Cake

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With Easter this weekend, make this classically beautiful cake the centrepiece of your celebrations. Not just beautiful to look at, it’s tantalisingly tasty too…

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Have yourself a local little Christmas

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Food is never too far from our minds (and bellies) at this time of year and comfort food and festive treats are top of the list. Thankfully, the Island is home to an array of local producers, makers, farmers and fishermen, all stocking our farm shops to the rafters with their seasonal goods. Here’s our festive guide to some of the…

Shop-Local

Support your community, shop local

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We all love a bargain and a good deal. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, why not invest in a local business instead and do your Christmas shopping with them. Buy someone a gift as unique and special as they are while helping support a member of your community.  Even when in lockdown we can still…

Thanksgiving-2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

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A shout out to our friends across the pond, or maybe you’re an American living right here on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Whichever it is, Happy Thanksgiving for Thursday 26th November! Here in the UK we don’t really grasp this holiday but with the year we have all had, it wouldn’t hurt to take a few moments to realise…

Its Veganber

It’s Veganber

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November is World Vegan Month, so we’ve nicknamed it Veganber (see what we did there)!

There has been an increase in people going vegan over the past couple of years and with the likes of Bill Clinton, Madonna and Miley Cyrus switching to a plant based diet more and more people have followed suit.

Sweet-Treats

Trick or Sweet Treats?

Trick or Sweet Treats? 2000 1335 The Editor

There are plenty of treats, as well as a few tricks, this Halloween, so we’ve taken the hard work out of finding five of the best sweet shops the Island has to offer…

Sausage-Week

Six sizzling sausages

Six sizzling sausages 2000 1335 The Editor

Long gone are the days where you came home from school to have a simple pork sausage, chips and beans dinner. Butchers have gone into competition to create the most exquisite sausages. Using quality meat, herbs and spices the humble sausage is now a masterpiece.

World-Food-Day

Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island

Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island 2000 1334 The Editor

The Isle of Wight is known as England in miniature but within this little mini UK you can explore the world through your taste buds. 16th October is World Food Day so what better time to try something new?

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