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

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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,…

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

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After the decadence of Christmas Day and being couped up for a whole 24 hours, most of us are itching to get out of the house on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do on 26th December. Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Settle back aboard a beautifully restored steam train as you…

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

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If you’re thinking more food metres than miles this Christmas and want to support some great local producers, then we have the perfect round-up of where to shop this Christmas. Your Christmas dinner table will be all-Wight… Kicking things off… So, if you have children in your life you’ve probably been up for hours and in need of something to…

Arreton Barns - Christmas Tree

It’s time to Make Your Mind Up!

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Get those rara skirts at the ready, crimp your hair and dig out that piano tie and step back in time to the 80s with Jack Up Christmas. To get you all in the festive spirit (we don’t mean the 80s favourite Advocaat) Taste will be giving away a set of two tickets to one lucky follower. On Saturday 23rd…

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…

Soufflé

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…

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…

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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

Festive Recipes: Mulled white wine 2048 1399 The Editor

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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