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Words cannot espresso how much we love coffee!

Words cannot espresso how much we love coffee! 2000 1333 The Editor

We cannot start our day without a cup of coffee… I mean who can? This week is quite possibly one of our favourites, it’s UK coffee week. We’re showing our appreciation of this glorious drink by letting you know where you can pick up a cuppa on our beautiful Island home. Island Roasted / Caffe Isola Roasting Freshly brewed coffee,…

Cheers to reopening!

Cheers to reopening! 2000 1333 The Editor

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…

The Island’s Secret – Adgestone Vineyard’s Blue Sparkling Wine Recipe

The Island’s Secret – Adgestone Vineyard’s Blue Sparkling Wine Recipe 1709 2048 Claire Kennard

Adgestone Vineyard are the first winery to create a vibrant blue sparkling wine and the closely guarded secret technique is one that is causing a ripples in the world of wine as other vineyards in Europe follow suit. The details of the process that Vigneron,  Russ Broughton has used to pull the blue colour out of Rondo grapes is coveted…

Local Meat is great and no mis-Steak!

Local Meat is great and no mis-Steak! 1000 667 Claire Kennard

When it comes to putting a menu together, can locally sourced meat really make much of a difference? We think there are so many benefits for you, your family and your local farmers. One of the biggest benefits of using meat from a nearby farm is that you can guarantee the freshness of the meat. Your know that local meat…

Cool Comes to Sandown – meet the Brewster from Boojum&Snark

Cool Comes to Sandown – meet the Brewster from Boojum&Snark 2048 1363 Claire Kennard

A touch of cool has come to Sandown with the Island’s first-ever solely craft beer taproom on the Isle of Wight. Boojum&Snark is sending out the Hackney vibe with an interior that is laidback, quirky and chic with an original art installation. On each table there is a glass bell and when you want a drink you ring for service!…

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Have yourself a local little Christmas

Have yourself a local little Christmas 1800 1201 The Editor

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

Support your community, shop local 1000 1000 The Editor

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!

Happy Thanksgiving! 1920 1280 The Editor

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…

Mixed Fruit in a glass bowl

The Easy Way to make a Christmas Cake

The Easy Way to make a Christmas Cake 1536 2048 Claire Kennard

Have you ever made a Christmas Cake? No me neither, until this year when Easyweigh in Newport made it simple with their Christmas Cake Recipe Kit. The pack contains everything you need ready to mix. At just £10 it has exactly the right amount of plain flour, dark brown sugar, currants , raisins, sultanas, apricots, cherries, mixed peel, flaked almonds,…

Its Veganber

It’s Veganber

It’s Veganber 1800 1201 The Editor

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.

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