Month: November 2017

Viennese Mincemeat Tart

Viennese Mincemeat Tart By Andy Holloway, The Bistro Ventnor The tart was inspired by Andy’s time working in Austria with a pastry chef called Alfred where it was a classic dish served in the restaurant at Christmas time. It is great served hot or cold with whipped cream but particularly good served with blude cheese or a slice of Lancashire cheddar. To make the tart use a shortbread biscuit base, mincemeat centre and a piped Viennese buttery, sugary topping. See below for the Viennese topping. Viennese Topping for a mincemeat tart ingredients 250g/9oz very soft butter 50g/2oz icing sugar,...

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The Christmas Garden returns to Sandown Battery Gardens

The Christmas Garden Returns to Sandown Battery Gardens! Saturday 16th December from 4.30pm One of Sandown Bay’s most fascinating spaces, Sandown Barracks Battery will be transformed again this Christmas with magical lights, music, art workshops, trails and campfires as the Christmas Garden celebration returns to Battery Gardens on Saturday 16th December. Everyone’s welcome to join the Bay not-for-profit organisation The Common Space and the team from Ventnor Exchange at this fantastic free community event – designed to shine a light (Christmas light that is!) on the historic cliff-top fort and gardens. Ian Boyd, founder of The Common Space, Artecology...

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Carly Paoli – Interview

Admired by a host of recognised names including; Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, Pope Francis, Dame Helen Mirren and David Foster, English siner Carly Paoli is one of the most lauded young singers in Italy at the moment. Following the release of her debut album this summer, Carly has attracted attention from BBC Radio 2 and performed on ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ as well as being interviewed by Steve Wright and Clare Balding. Recently taking centre stage on Sky Arts with the broadcast of ‘Music For Mercy’, a unique concert held at the ancient Roman Forum...

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Colouring competition attracts artists of all ages

A competition run by an Isle of Wight Children’s author proved that you are never to old to enjoy colouring in!   Zoe Sadler received over 250 entries to her colouring in competition, with budding artists ranging from 4 years to 80 years old. Younger entrants coloured in an image from Zoe’s Monster Messages project, while the older age categories were given a picture from Zoe’s latest book ‘Mysteries of the deep’, an underwater colouring-in and activity book. “I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition, in particular from the many Island primary schools who got their students...

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