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Sicilian Pasta di Mandorla

“Pasta di Mandorla are a Sicilian Christmas speciality. My grandmother, Nonna Maria, my aunties and my mum used to make huge trays of them in those busy baking days leading to Christmas. Pasta di Mandorla make a delicious festive gift and are naturally gluten free.  They are also a great...

Christmas Crunch

“Put on your favourite Christmas jumper, turn up the festive tunes, and make a big batch of Christmas Crunch Granola. Golden oaty clusters with warm Christmas spices and maple/medjool sweetness with red goji berries (swap for cranberries if you prefer!) filled in reusable Kilner Jars and tied up with...

Soul-lifting roasted squash salad

Not just for summer, this everyday beauty combines rustic roasted Living Larder squash, caramelized onion and indulgent blue cheese (our favourite is multiple award-winning ‘Isle of Wight Blue’) in a gloriously satisfying turn-of-season salad.  Prep and cook time: 15 min prep, 40-45 min cook  Total time: 1 hour  Difficulty: medium  Ingredients:  1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into...

Issue 73 November/December

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Autumnal Isle of Wight venison roulade with grapes, beetroot and walnuts

Local full-flavoured yet melt-in-the-mouth venison from the Isle of Wight Deer Farm meets sweet and earthy Farmer Jacks’ Farm Shop beetroot and in-season walnuts for the ultimate Fall Feast.   (serves 4) Prep and cook time: 2 h 15 min Total time: 2 h 15 min Difficulty: medium Can be frozen Ingredients: 4 venison leg steaks, ~350...

Isle of Wight Doughnuts

by James Rayner, author of 'Isle of Wight Historic Food' Based on a recipe of 1845. Makes 10 300g strong white bread flour 150 - 175ml whole milk 50g unsalted butter, cubed 50g fine brown sugar or light muscovado, sieved 7g sachet of instant yeast 2 tsp. allspice 1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon a pinch of ground cloves a pinch of...

Raspberry and frangipane galette

By Will Steward, Living Larder 90g unsalted butter, soft90g golden caster sugar2 medium eggsFinely grated zest 1 lemon90g ground almonds1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste1 tbsp plain flour300g raspberries2 tbsp demerara sugar1-2 tbsp flaked almonds For the pastry 150g wholemeal spelt flour100g self-raising flour150g unsalted butter, chilled, cubed2 tbsp golden caster sugar5-7...

Individual Blackberry and Apple Crumbles

By Evelyn Joyce, Balance + Glo  For me, the change from summer to autumn is synonymous with British hedgerows full of plump blackberries just waiting to be foraged. There is something quite satisfying about searching out the best of the crop and returning from a walk armed with Tupperware full...

Win a pair of tickets to Wight Proms at Northwood House

To celebrate the joyful return of The Wight Proms this summer, Style of Wight has a pair of tickets to the four-day event at Northwood House in Cowes. From Thursday 19th until Sunday 22nd August, two lucky winners will enjoy a musical entertainment extravaganza celebrating comedy, opera, musical theatre...

Isle of Wight Distillery launch new Mermaid Gin & Tonic

The team at Isle of Wight Distillery, home of Mermaid Gin, has just launched its first-ever ready mixed Mermaid & Tonic  – a blend of its signature award-winning gin paired with Indian light tonic.  The can is printed and plastic-free, plus 100% recyclable. Orders are despatched in plastic-free packaging, while the...