Self-isolation needn’t leave you and your tastebuds high and dry, we’re fortunate on the Isle of Wight to have a whole host of great local produce that you can utilise at home to create yourself a meal to remember. Even if your skills are more makeshift than masterchef, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of a meal you’ve cooked yourself. The only downside we can think of is the washing up.
Looking on the bright side of staying in and not having to be the designated driver, why not take the opportunity to wash your home-cooked meal down with an alcoholic tipple and enjoy one of the Island’s beers, wines or spirits. This could be the year the ‘quarantini’ cocktail becomes a real thing!
Many of the Island’s delis, farmshops and grocers are still open as usual, and are well-stocked with locally reared meat and Island-grown fruit and vegetables, as well as dairy produce, artisan bread and cakes and even locally roasted coffee. Some are even offering doorstep delivery or mail order, and if you’ve ever considered having a veg box scheme delivered, now could be a very good time to start.
For the latest news on which delis, farmshops and producers are ‘open for business’ visit our dedicated page.