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The very best stories, recipes and guides to the Island for the festive season!

12 Days of Twixmas

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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… Get the bird out of…

Christmas 2018

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All the best Christmas recipes, stories and more from around Taste…


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. Ingredients: 50g butter plus a little extra for greasing 25g plain flour 200ml whole milk 300g hard and soft cheese, cut into chunks 100ml double cream 4 eggs, separated…

5 Pubs to Cosy-up In

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As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to seek solace in a warm pub, preferably with a roaring fire and a good beer on tap. Here’s our pick of the Island’s cosiest pubs to hunker down in. The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton Tucked away in the lee of the downs is this pretty pub. With one of…


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! Ingredients: 900g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and crossed 20g butter 150g rindless back bacon, cut into lardons 20g flaked almonds 400ml double cream 2…

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 Fed up with the usual mulled wine? Try this twist on a classic using white wine and cider. Ingredients: Two bottles of medium-dry white wine 500ml light cider 150ml elderflower cordial Zest of two lemons Two cinnamon sticks One vanilla pod 4-5 tbsp caster…


Festive Recipes: Easy marzipan

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It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Easy marzipan Whether it’s to cover your Christmas cake or to create some decorative sweets, it is easy to make your own marzipan. Ingredients: 90g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 90g golden caster sugar 1 large egg, lightly beaten Pure almond extract 1 teaspoon brandy 175g…

Christmas Spiced Cupcakes

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Here at Taste HQ we’ve got a number of talented bakers and cooks, here to share some amazing recipes sure to bring magic to your kitchen this Christmas.  Our resident baker, Jo, shares one of her family’s favourite treats for the festive season… Christmas Spiced Cupcakes One Christmas tradition that I always adhere to in our house is making the…

Christmas in Ryde

Christmas Party Guide

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Time is ticking and the festive season will soon be upon us. It’s the time for roasting chestnuts, mulled wine and plenty of merriment – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! With only 10 weeks to go, if you haven’t organised your Christmas party yet you will need to start thinking about it now to avoid everywhere being booked…

A Wight Christmas…

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Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have literally everything you might need for a festive feast, right here on our doorstep.  Turkeys, chicken and all manner of game are farmed here, seasonal vegetables are grown and alcohol is brewed and bottled. The main event… Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or an individual partridge, you can…

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