“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...
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
1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into...
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.
Prep and cook time: 2 h 15 min
Total time: 2 h 15 min
Can be frozen
4 venison leg steaks, ~350...
by James Rayner, author of 'Isle of Wight Historic Food'
Based on a recipe of 1845.
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...
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...
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...
Caffè Isola’s Viviana Burgess shares the secret to her classic Sicilian Christmas Polenta Cake
225 g butter
225 g sugar
125 g polenta
125 g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spices
50 g mixed peel
150 g mixed dried fruit (this can be mixed according to taste from a selection of sultanas,...
Isle of Wight Meat Co. share their classic choice for a festive feast.
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)
The expert butchers at Farmer Jacks share their show-stopping Christmas recipe.
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
Season the fillet generously with salt and pepper.Heat...