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Food and Drink

Tuck in to our favourite food and drink recipes, read our latest restaurant reviews and find out about the great local produce that's available right on your doorstep.

 

  • Summer recipe: Family Paella

    With summer in full swing, why not enjoy a family paella in the sun?

  • Summer recipes: Gin and Tonic Sorbet

    With summer in full swing, Gillian Reay-Young shares this recipe for Gin and Tonic Sorbet to enjoy in the sun.

  • Recipe: Chewy Chocolate chip Cookies

    Now the kids are off on the school summer holidays, you might be looking for things to do to keep them entertained. This easy and delicious recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies is the perfect activity for all ages — and will fill their tummies all afternoon!

  • 'Let's Buy Local' and support Isle of Wight businesses

    Have you ever tried asparagus just after it’s picked? Or milkshake made with milk that's fresh from the cow? No? Then it's time to give it a try!

  • Recipe: Scallops and prawns with cream and brandy

    With lockdown affecting many family holidays this summer, you can still bring a taste of the Mediterranean sun to the Island. Gillian Reay-Young recommends having a go at this Spanish classic.

  • Recipe: Spanish Tortilla

    With lockdown affecting many family holidays this summer, you can still bring a taste of the Mediterranean sun to the Island. Gillian Reay-Young recommends having a go at this Spanish classic.

  • Recipe: Auntie Di's No-Bake Cheesecake

    This is an amazingly easy cheesecake recipe that does not require patience and lots of spare time. This is quick, simple and fresh and, best of all, irresistibly scrumptious!

  • Pumpkin and Potato Soup Recipe

    Warm up this winter with a steaming bowl of this hearty homemade soup.

  • Recipe: Spicy Barbecue Sizzlers

    Some like it hot, so sizzle your ribs and chicken with these BBQ sauces. I hope you find these recipes melt-in-your-mouth incredible!

  • Recipe: Gin and Tonic Cake

    This cake is moist and zingy with an added kick, thanks to the classic flavours of a G&T. It makes the perfect birthday cake for the gin and tonic lover in your life.

  • RECIPE: Lemon Fairy Cakes

    These pretty cupcakes have a delicate lemon flavoured sponge with strawberry buttercream icing. They’re ideal for the kids to enjoy at home while the lockdown continues!

  • Bubble and Squeak Recipe: Quarantine cooking

    If, like us, you’re trying to use up as many leftovers as possible, you’ll love this recipe for Bubble and Squeak, using leftover veg from your Sunday roast. Serve it with eggs and bacon for breakfast the following morning, or freeze for use at a later date.

  • Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe

    Treat the man of the house to a hearty Father’s Day beef pie, made with his favourite stout or red wine. We recommend Guinness for a full-bodied flavour

  • Homemade Simit Bread

    If you’re finding it hard to get hold of your usual loaf, you’ll be pleased to try out this month’s home baking recipe.

  • Get Baking: Apple Rose Tart Recipe

    Got some apples? Feeling creative? Impress your nearest and dearest while expressing your artistic side, writes Jo Grey.

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