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Ahoy there Captain!

Ahoy there Captain! 1024 1024 Jo Butt

If you’re after a tasty snack, get yourself down to Captain Takeout in Cowes, which opened today. With made-to-order doughnuts and sourdough pizza – branded ‘Captain Doughnut’ and ‘Captain Pizza’ – the menu has been inspired by seaside living and includes a ‘Surfboard Pizza’ and even a cone-shaped ‘Beach Pizza’ perfect for eating on the go! Why not try the…

Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop 779 516 Thea Welsford

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…

wild garlic

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side 1456 1000 The Editor

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,…

Star of the show for Spring – Asparagus

Star of the show for Spring – Asparagus 1600 1200 Thea Welsford

Some things never change – there are things when times are tough we can rely on. The seasons changing is one of the reassuring constants that whilst our normal world is on hold, we can take time to appreciate the joy of spring and with that, the amazing seasonal produce comes with it – the almighty asparagus being right at…

Craft Vegan Pizza – Craft Vegan Heroes!

Craft Vegan Pizza – Craft Vegan Heroes! 1080 1080 Thea Welsford

Meet Craft Vegan Pizza – the Isle of Wight’s first vegan pizza delivery service. The brainchild of Charlotte Brimstone and Darryn Williams. You may be more familiar with them under their other guise – the Vegan Boys. This new venture sees them delivering fresh, homemade pizzas to Ryde/Seaview/Wootton residents, as well as selling their batch made vegan produce in delightful…

Say it with brownies

Choccy-woccy doo dah!

Choccy-woccy doo dah! 2048 1365 The Editor

As if we need a world day to celebrate chocolate, everyday is chocolate appreciation day isn’t it? Whether you like sweet white chocolate, creamy milk chocolate or something devilishly dark, there are flavours and fillings that suit almost every taste bud. Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have a few chocolate specialists to keep us stocked up throughout the year.

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Seasonal food in Spring

Seasonal food in Spring 2048 1365 The Editor

These days we’re all being made more and more aware of our carbon footprint and how this impacts on the environment, so what could be better than eating seasonal produce from our very doorstep?

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