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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...

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...

Mermaid Gin Now at Southampton Airport

Mermaid Gin Lands major new retail opportunity Isle of Wight Distillery's Mermaid Gin in now available to purchase from World Duty Free, one of the largest retailers. The Island's very own gin has a dedicated display and is available to buy in Southampton Airport. The New retail agreement was officially launched...

Homebaking with Gladys May Cakery

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Cupcakes Makes 8 Spiced apple cupcakes: 115g Butter 115g Light brown sugar 2 Eggs 115g Self raising flour 1/2tsp Baking powder 1tsp Cinnamon 1 Medium apple, peeled and diced Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one by one and whisk until incorporated. Sift together flour and baking powder and add to...

Beef Ragu Rissotto

Beef Ragu Risotto recipe from the Bistro, Ventnor. This is the recipe you can find on page 65 in the May/June issue of our lovely little magazine. You will need; Roast beef left over from Sunday roast Tinned Tomatoes Bit of garlic Bit of dried oregano Chili flakes (tiny pinch, or big pinch if you're brave) Salt...

Wine Tasting Evening – Spain v Portugal

Wine tasting evening on Friday 5th of May at 6.30pm Head to the Bistro on Friday the 5th for an enjoyable exploration of European wines presented by Matt Rogers from Wight and Wessex Wines. Each wine will be matched to a tempting taster dish to enhance the tasting experience. Spanish Cava Brut...