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Photographic Competition – WIN 20 x 16″ mounted print of your work

We are very pleased to announce that our next photography competition is in partnership with Available Light Gallery and Gifts, of Newport. The theme is 'home'. The competition, as always, is open to all, including children, novices, semi-professionals and professionals — and you can interpret the theme however you wish....

Kitchen Masterclass with Robert Thompson – Perfect Poached Egg

  Top Island chef Robert Thompson guides us through the perfect poached egg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here to be notified when we post new videos

Isle of Wight Asparagus with ‘Borthwood’ Cheese Sauce and Fritter

Isle of Wight Asparagus with 'Borthwood' Cheese Sauce and Fritter Sean Warren, Head ChefThe Fishbourne Inn, Fishbourne As an Island chef, I am very lucky to have access to such a variety of high-quality ingredients that are produced right on my doorstep. This seasonal vegetarian dish is all about local flavours....

Flourless Coconut and Raspberry Roulade

Flourless Coconut and Raspberry Roulade Andy Holloway, Head Chef The Bistro, Ventnor With over 30 year's experience making roulades, using local produce is a pleasure and elevate the dish. Sunny, rich and boozy, the colourful dessert is flourless, making it light and accessible to those with gluten intolerance. Paired with 'Malvasia delle...

The radiant rhubarb

The Radiant Rhubarb Illustrated by Lilly Louise Allen  As we stride into rhubarb season it's important to remind ourselves that this mineral and vitamin-packed colourful vegetable is not just for crumbles. Hot and sour rhubarb and crispy pork Ingredients 1kg higher-welfare pork belly, boned, rind removed, cut into 3-4cm cubes Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Groundnut...

Brand-New Outdoor Proms Festival Soon to Launch on the Isle of Wight

The Wight Proms - A brand new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels will launch this August. There has not been a music festival like this on the IOW for some time, catering to lovers of both classical...

Photography Competition

.Congratulations to our 'Unexpected' theme winner Arthur Moore with this fantastic shot, Bridgenorth Ghost.  Cameras at the ready? The title and theme of the next Competition is…Life How It Works: With each edition we will be running a competition for photographic images open to all; novice, semi professional, or well-established full time photographer.  For...

Leek and 2 Cheese Pasty

Leek and 2 Cheese Pasty By Editor, Christian Warren Me and my little brother would make these with our Nan - often using leeks from Grandpa's allotment. Fresh from the oven wrapped in foil they would keep out pockets and hands warm until we were hungry. Nan would of course make...

Mumma’s Cakey Bars

Mumma's Cakey Bars By editorial assistant Chloe Gwinnett A lunch box staple, these were so popular that we would take spares to school which would then be divided into tiny morsels amongst our friends. The tray bake has the advantage of being a 'throw it all in the bowl bake' and...

Gypsy Tart Reminiscences

Gypsy Tart Reminiscences With Chef Robert Thompson  Robert Thompson recalls the Gypsy Tart of his youth. A school dinner staple, he has reinvented it and elevated it to a pudding that we'd all be delighted to have on our New Year table with a few easy updates. Gypsy Tart is a tart...