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Cream of the crop

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With acres of pasture land and more hours of sunshine than the rest of the UK, the Isle of Wight is perfect for grazing – and happy, well-fed cows mean great dairy produce. Island farmers not only produce top-quality milk (some of which still has the cream layer intact at the top) but churn out golden butter, silky smooth clotted…

Something Yummy in a Box…

Something Yummy in a Box… 1600 1200 Thea Welsford

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Something Yummy already, it’s the passion project of local foodie Paul Thorley which takes the form of a popular supper club as well running a website packed full of recipes and foodie insights. The whole ethos behind Something Yummy is to celebrate the Island’s great quality local produce in creative recipes, seasonably…

Sunday Best – get your roast on – lockdown style

Sunday Best – get your roast on – lockdown style 1080 1080 Thea Welsford

Days of the week don’t really mean a lot right now but nothing says Sunday more than a nice roast dinner with all the trimmings – something us Brits do pretty well. As we are always telling you, the Island is a very special place for produce, famously known as England’s ‘garden Isle’, our unique climate and landscape yields some…

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue 2000 1333 Thea Welsford

With it set to be a scorcher over the weekend (and let’s face it, we’ve got nothing better to do) it’s time to fire up the barbecue and get yourselves in the mood for some al-fresco dining. We’ve put together another handy guide for you to make your barbecue the best it can be – from the best places to…

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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,…

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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight 2048 1365 The Editor

With it’s unique microclimate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to grow produce that wouldn’t grow in many other parts of the UK. Along with some of the Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless… Here are our top 5 things you…

The Island’s first Whisky is now legal…

The Island’s first Whisky is now legal… 1500 997 The Editor

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 referred to as such until…

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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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.