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Top five vegan eateries/recipes

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Since its World Vegan day today, we thought we’d join in with the likes of vegainstas Bill Clinton, Madonna and Miley Cyrus and delve into the top five vegan eateries on the Island. It’s no surprise that the Island is currently experiencing the best of veganism, given that since 2016 the amount of vegan meals ordered in the UK has…

October’s seasonal goodies

October’s seasonal goodies

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October, the month where chilly crisp mornings are a favourite, walking through crunchy leaves and of course Halloween, but what does Mother Nature have to offer-up this month. Here’s a quick guide to some of the tasty, fresh fruits and veg you can pick up this month. Pumpkin Of course we had to start with this versatile orange squash. Perfect…


Game, set and match!

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With a few shocks already at Wimbledon (Venus Williams, who’d have thought?) the country is well and truly gripped by tennis fever. The Isle of Wight is no exception, with cafés and restaurants feeling inspired and bringing us some tasty events.

Cream of the Crop

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There’s nothing like that Friday feeling to put a smile on our faces at ‘Taste Towers’, but when Friday coincides with National Cream Tea Day, we couldn’t be happier! One of life’s simple pleasures, a freshly baked scone with fruity jam and lashings of real Cornish Clotted Cream is hard to beat. Thankfully there’s also some cracking dairy-free substitutes on…

Wonderful Wild Garlic

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If you feel like taking a break from shopping for your ingredients and fancy trying something a little different, we’re now in peak Wild Garlic season. This runs roughly from April to June. At the moment the island’s woodlands are covered in great swathes of this delicious native plant. It’s now in full flower and quite easy to identify. Whereas,…

No-Bake Rocky-Road

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Overloaded with so much Easter chocolate you’re not sure what to do? Instantly become everyones favourite person with this amazingly simple recipe sure to put those heaps of easter bunny treats to good use. No-Bake Rocky Road Hidden inside these rocky road style cakes are a surprise of your kids’ favourite sweets like marshmallows and honeycomb. You could even make…

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Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

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Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo If you are trying Veganuary this year then why not give this fresh and warming recipe a whirl. 1 tbs Olive Oil250 g Orzo Pasta200 ml Vegetable stock300 g Isle of Wight Cherry Tomatoes (halved)400 g Chopped Tomatoes1 Red Onion (finely chopped)2 cloves Isle of Wight Garlic (finely chopped)1 tbs Rosemary (fresh chopped or dried)Fresh…


Festive Recipes: Left-over cheese soufflé

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It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Left-over Cheese Soufflé Make use of the odds and ends that are left over with our tasty recipe. 50 g Briddlesford Butter (plus a little extra for greasing)25 g Calbourne Water Mill Plain Flour200 ml Briddlesford Whole Milk150 g Isle of Wight Soft Cheese (cut into chunks)150…


Festive Sprout Gratin

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It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Sprout Gratin As one of the most controversial Christmas food, we decided to give an alternative way to jazz up the little green fellas! 900 g Brussels Sprouts (trimmed and crossed)20 g Isle of Wight Butter150 g Rindless Back Bacon (cut into lardons)20 g Flaked Almonds400 ml…

Christmas Drink

Festive Recipes: Mulled white wine

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It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Mulled White Wine Tired of your usual mulled wine tipple? Try this twist on a classic using white wine and cider for a lighter warming treat during the festive season. 2 bottles White Wine (Medium-Dry)500 ml Light Cider150 ml Elderflower CordialZest of two Lemons2 Cinnamon Sticks1 Vanilla…

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