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Food trends for 2019

Food trends for 2019 1280 853 Lindsay Becker

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 all do that all the…

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Are you trying Veganuary?

Are you trying Veganuary? 800 532 Lindsay Becker

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 rock, you cannot have missed…

The Island’s first Whisky is now legal…

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

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…

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Festive Recipes: Left-over cheese soufflé

Festive Recipes: Left-over cheese soufflé 1280 851 Lindsay Becker

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…

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Festive Sprout Gratin

Festive Sprout Gratin 2048 1356 Lindsay Becker

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 Lindsay Becker

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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Festive Recipes: Easy marzipan

Festive Recipes: Easy marzipan 1024 768 Lindsay Becker

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. 90 g Icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)90 g Golden caster sugar1 large egg (lightly beaten)Pure almond extract1 teaspoon Brandy175 g Ground almondsIcing sugar…

Christmas Spiced Cupcakes

Christmas Spiced Cupcakes 1200 900 Lindsay Becker

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…

The Culver Haven Inn

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven 1999 1074 Lindsay Becker

Located at one of the Island’s highest points, The Culver Haven Inn boasts some of the best views on the Isle of Wight. What is the best thing about being a landlady? The ever changing trends in the food and drink trade. I have worked in pubs for 28 years now and the whole industry has changed beyond all recognition.…

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