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Eggcellent Events this Easter

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Sunday morning, you’ve already been woken up by the little ones on the hunt for chocolate, only now you need something to keep them occupied before your Easter Sunday Lunch. …

Breakfasts

The Breakfast Club…

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Don’t skip breakfast! Well, that’s what they say. With our round-up of some of the best places on the Isle of Wight for the most important meal of the day, there won’t be any chance of that. In fact, the problem will be fitting them all in!

The Hit-List 2019

The Hit-List 2019

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Get your chops around a whole host of new eateries to try on the Isle of Wight in 2019. Here are a few of our top picks…

Top 10 Picnic Spots

Top 10 Picnic Spots

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There are so many beautiful spots on the Island to relax and enjoy a picnic, that it’s hard to pick our definitive top 10 but we gave it a good go! Here (in no particular order) are the Taste HQ’s favourite places to head for when the weather is good with a basket of food and a tipple or two…

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National Croissant Day!

Whether you have a sweet tooth, or enjoy more of a savoury offering, the humble croissant is always sure to be a pleaser. The buttery, crescent-shaped treat, that is crispy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. Often associated with France, it actually originated in Austria in the early 1800s. They have…

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Find the best Chocolate Cake

If you ever needed a reason to eat a giant slab of chocolate cake, we have got the excuse to top all excuses as today is ‘International Chocolate Cake Day’ where it is practically law to eat as much of the good stuff as you can! According to legends the chocolate cake was born in 1765…

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Burns’ Night

Burns’ Night is traditionally celebrated on the 25th January. No longer an exclusively Scottish affair, the whole country is getting in on the act, including the Isle of Wight! The Garlic Farm Burns’ Night Supper runs from 7pm to 11pm on the 25th. Enjoy the traditional Burns’ night menu with Haggis, neeps and tatties and…

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Its National Pie Day!

…and we know just the place to get yourself something mouthwatering and delicious! Choose any one of the fabulous pies on offer from recently opened Woods Kitchen, and you won’t be disappointed! Hosting a Pie & Wine night on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. Homemade pies served with fresh seasonal vegetables & creamed mash potato. Included…

Garlic Farm Breakfast
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Shake up your wake up!

Finding a good breakfast can sometimes be difficult, but with so much local produce available on the doorsteps of many Isle of Wight cafes, theres no reason you shouldn’t be able to find a good fry-up on the Island. Farmhouse Breakfast Week has been running since 2000 and is organised by the AHDB (Agriculture and…

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Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

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 Oil 250 g Orzo Pasta 200 ml Vegetable stock 300 g Isle of Wight Cherry Tomatoes (halved) 400 g Chopped Tomatoes 1 Red Onion (finely chopped) 2 cloves Isle…

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Winter Warmers

It’s the time of year for gloves, a hat and…a wetsuit? Yep, when the weather is colder, generally the surf is up. Feel your toes again after a dip, at some of our top picks for a post-surf warm-up: Isle of Wight Pearl is close to the surf mecca of Compton Bay where you should…

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Food trends for 2019

Every year a range of food and drink experts predict what will be trending for the following  year in the food and drink industry. Have a look at this years major predictions from the foodies at Waitrose and keep an eye out for them in 2019… Mindful eating: No, not thinking about eating (don’t we…

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Are you trying Veganuary?

After the gluttony of Christmas and New Year (seriously, how many cheese and crackers or green triangle Quality Street can one person eat!?) the new year presents an opportunity to implement some healthier eating habits and one that seems to be gaining momentum year on year, is Veganuary. Unless you have been living under a…

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The Island’s first Whisky is now legal…

The Isle of Wight Distillery is pleased to announce that today, its Isle of Wight Whisky is certified legal. The Island’s first ever malt spirit went into barrel on the 16th December 2015, three years and one day ago. In accordance with the Scottish Whisky Association’s regulations, spirits destined to be whisky cannot be legally…

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Calling all you real ale fans…

Are you looking for that last minute stocking filler, or the perfect gift for that person who has everything? Then look no further than our brand new Isle of Wight Pub Guide, produced in association with those folks in the know at CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). Packed with all the pubs on the Island,…

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12 Days of Twixmas

Traditionally starting on the 25th December until the 5th January 2019, the 12 days of Christmas, (aka Twixmas) is a time for spending with family, having fun and enjoying the festivities, but most of the time, we don’t know what to do with ourselves! Check out some of out top things to do this Christmas……

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