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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...

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...

Christmas Polenta Cake (gluten free) – Caffé Isola

Caffè Isola’s Viviana Burgess shares the secret to her classic Sicilian Christmas Polenta Cake Ingredients 225 g butter 225 g sugar 3 eggs 125 g polenta 125 g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp mixed spices 5 clementines 50 g mixed peel 150 g mixed dried fruit (this can be mixed according to taste from a selection of sultanas,...

Christmas Ham – Isle of Wight Meat Co.

Isle of Wight Meat Co. share their classic choice for a festive feast. Ingredients 2 kg cured boneless gammon ham (£12.50 per kilo from Isle of Wight Meat Co.) 1 onion, quartered 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery stick, chopped 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds Handful of cloves (to stud the fat) For...

Beef Wellington – Farmer Jacks

The expert butchers at Farmer Jacks share their show-stopping Christmas recipe. Ingredients 500 g beef tenderloin fillet (from £27.00 per kilo at Farmer Jacks) Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil 500 g mushrooms 4 thing slices Parma Ham 2 tbsp English mustard 250 g puff pastry 2 egg yolks, beaten Method Season the fillet generously with salt and pepper.Heat...

Afternoon Tea at Albert Cottage

Afternoon Tea at Albert Cottage raises money for Island Charities Lady Grylls and Style of Wight Magazine hosted a fundraising Afternoon Tea at Albert Cottage Hotel, organised by Black Swan Events, and over £2,500 was raised for the Dementia UK Admiral Nurses IW Appeal and the Mountbatten Hospice. Gallery of...

The Style of Wight Christmas Hamper Prize

ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN ALL OF THESE FABULOUS PRIZES   Morris and Co Luxury Advent Calendar  Countdown to Christmas in refined Morris style with twenty four Assorted bath & Beauty products in three signature scents. Experience exciting products from the popular Morris ranges. Stunning gold foil and beautiful Morris designs make...

The Royal Gastronomic Tour celebrates local produce on the Isle of Wight

Thirty guests to the Isle of Wight have been awakened to a world of different flavours and delicious recipes after indulging in a flavoursome weekend with The Royal Hotel The weekend was dedicated to a selection of the Isle of Wight’s finest local food producers along with fine dining, masterclass...