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Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie By Deputy Editor Amber Beard When I was growing up in Ireland in the seventies, there wasn't much choice in the way of food available in the shops and there were very few supermarkets, so classic dinners were what my mum prepared. Cheap to make and with the ever...

Take One Turkey

Take One Turkey By Phil Gilbraith, Inns of Distinction The traditional Christmas Turkey can daunt the most assured of family cooks so following these useful tips for a slightly less stressful time in the kitchen. How many times have we sat down on Christmas day looking forward to a classic feast...

The Ultimate Turkey Sandwhich

What to do with that left over Turkey. Curry, chilli, maybe even a pie? Or how about this ultimate sandwich recipe from Phil Gilbraith, Inns of Distinction. In these eco friendly times recycling has become the norm, and rightly so, but we should remember we have all been recycling food...

Salmon Pate

Salmon Pate by Mark Horton, French Franks Quick, easy, fresh and luxurious. Pates are a regular feature around Christmas and French Franks, quick pate is also a great was to entertain at Christmas withith fresh canapes or create delicious light bites for a festive supper. It really is quick and easy as...

Cupcake decorating ideas from Gladys May Cakery

Christmas Cupcakes by Cara Lucas, Gladys May Cakery What you'll need: - Any flavour cupcakes (as long as they're delicious!) - A good dose of Christmas spirit Snowman decorations Water icing/fondant for snowy base (cut off the cupcake's tops first) Giant marshmallows for the body Mint chocolate or chocolate orange Matchmakers for arms Orange fondant shared into...

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...

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...

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...

The Poetry of Dementia

The cohesion of meaning and sequential nature of language are among the casualties of dementia. Into this context and the environment of six Residential Homes on the Isle of Wight, caring for persons in the advanced state of dementia, local charity, Independent Arts' Workshop coordinator Kerry Tindall, and creative writing...