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How to make Isle of Wight Apple Stucklens

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Fruits were one of the most characteristic features of historic Isle of Wight food, with many distinctive varieties being put to all sorts of purposes including flavouring spirits and being baked into some of the Island’s most famous pies and puddings. The Island was also home to a number of unusual types of fruits, including chequers, the sharp-tasting fruit of…

Junket: A Lost Isle of Wight Dessert

Junket: A Lost Isle of Wight Dessert 1000 1000 The Editor

During the 19th century, the Isle of Wight was famed for its rich and creamy dairy products. A combination of lush grazing and carefully bred cattle combined to create some of the finest milk in the country – with farmers using the best Devon, Alderney and Guernsey cows to continually improve their herds. The result was a much richer milk…

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…

Mixed Fruit in a glass bowl

The Easy Way to make a Christmas Cake

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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

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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.

Bakers gonna bake: Ginger Biscuits

Bakers gonna bake: Ginger Biscuits 1500 2000 The Editor

If you’re at a loss what to do today, there’s nothing better than whiling away an hour in the kitchen on a dull and blustery day – and you end up with a home-made sweet treat to eat! Do cut back on the amount of ginger if you’d prefer the biscuits a little milder. These ginger biscuits are a family…

wild garlic

A walk on the wild side

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Smell that? That light waft of garlic on the wind can only mean one thing, wild garlic season is well and truly upon us!  Running from April until June roughly, depending on the weather conditions, you only need to take a walk amongst the Island’s shady woodlands to find wild garlic – Allium Ursinum to give it it’s Latin name,…

Fish and Chip Fridays (or any day)

Fish and Chip Fridays (or any day) 1500 1500 The Editor

If you are struggling to know which day it is… We can let you know, it is in fact Friday! Yup, we know the days are all melding into one but a way to reinstate some normality and to give yourself something to look forward to is, of course, through the medium of food! If you don’t feel like cooking,…

Star of the show for Spring – Asparagus

Star of the show for Spring – Asparagus 1600 1200 The Editor

Some things never change – there are things when times are tough we can rely on. The seasons changing is one of the reassuring constants that whilst our normal world is on hold, we can take time to appreciate the joy of spring and with that, the amazing seasonal produce comes with it – the almighty asparagus being right at…

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.