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November 25, 2020
Advent Gingerbread Biscuits

If you love baking we’ve a twist to an advent calendar - 24 Advent biscuits made using spicy gingerbread. Gingerbread Advent Calendar Depending on the size of cutters you use this could make up to 40 biscuits. The leftover dough can be frozen either as a ball or in shapes ready to be baked straight […]

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November 19, 2020
Cauliflower cheese with smoked garlic

A twist on an all-time classic. This cauliflower cheese recipe uses butternut squash and smoked garlic to turn it into a great meat-free family meal. Use a veggie alternative to Parmesan to make this a 100% vegetarian meal.  Serves 6 Prep time 45 mins INGREDIENTS ·         1 large cauliflower, broken into florets ·         1 large butternut squash peeled, deseeded cut […]

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October 25, 2020
FREE CHILDREN'S PACKED LUNCHES

If you are struggling over half term next week, YMCA Isle of Wight in partnership with the amazing Free Food in Sandown are providing free packed lunches Monday to Friday next week from YMCA Winchester House in Shanklin. Just pop in anytime from 11am to 2.30pm to collect from the dining room (entrance will be […]

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November 6, 2019
Black Garlic Brownies

Serves That depends! Prep time 40 mins Black garlic brownies are as decadent as they sound. Black garlic is also a great way of getting garlic into sweet dishes and has an unusual but delicious flavour. INGREDIENTS ·         250g quality dark choc 70-85% ·         225g of butter ·         250g of sugar ·         1 teaspoon vanilla essence ·         1/2 […]

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January 30, 2019
Living Larder Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Stem Ginger Icing   200g of carrots scraped and coarsely grated175g dark soft brown sugar (you can also use normal caster, but brown sugar gives a lovely richness)2 large eggs150ml olive oil (I think I’ve also used sunflower in the past)200g of wholemeal flour (you could use regular plain flour, but the […]

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January 30, 2019
One Pot Chicken with 40 cloves by The Garlic Farm

One Pot Chicken with 40 cloves   This one's from the Garlic Farm Cookbook. The classic chicken with 40 cloves never fails to please. This is a slight variation which makes an entire meal in one pot. Of course, you can use as many cloves as you want so don't hold back. Do make sure you […]

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November 16, 2018
Garlic, Tomato & Fish Stew by The Garlic Farm

Garlic, Tomato & Fish Stew   The sunshine and fertile fields of the Isle of Wight provide a wealth of locally grown produce, including, of course, our own many varieties of garlic and some of the country's tastiest tomatoes. Being surrounded by water, we also have access to some fabulous fish and shellfish, which have […]

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March 13, 2018
Rhubarb and Custard Cake by Living Larder

Try this delicious and impressive-looking rhubarb cake with a layer of custard baked through the centre this recipe makes a simple but delicious traybake, with the classic flavours of rhubarb and custard. Rhubarb (around 3-400g) 50g of sugar - for the roasted rhubarb 250g of softened butter150g of ready made custard – a small tub […]

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March 13, 2018
Homemade Fish Fingers with Garlicky Mash by the Garlic Farm

Homemade Fish Fingers with Garlicky Mash   You can get lovely fresh fish from Ventnor Fisheries or just use any sustainably sourced white fish fillets. Accompany with garlicky mash for a healthy, tasty family meal. Serves 4 Ingredients 400g firm white fish fillets cut into fish finger size strips 4 tablespoons of plain flour 1 […]

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