• Sweet Red Pepper and Cheddar Scones

    SCONE……how do you say it? Do you pronounce the ‘o’ as in Tom, Tone or Toon? No other small baked item causes such debate, so I thought I’d have a look on the interweb to find out where all this confusion came from….and you know what? I’m now even more confused. I had assumed that a scone was Scottish, from Scone, where the Scottish King’s were crowned, so was originally pronounced Scoon. However, I found an article that claims that it came from Holland….I know!  So, here are the 2 stories: Scone is from the Dutch Schoonbrot, which means beautiful bread. Or. It’s a Scottish unleavened bread made from Oats and…

  • The Cake Walk – The Isle of Wight Part 2

    Daisy enjoying the view at the top of Mottistone Down It’s been a tale of 2 tearooms today. We started the day heading north from the South Coast of the Island to Chale Farm Cafe, which on the outside, it has to be said, is not the prettiest of places. Chale Farm Cafe Chale is a a pretty little village, with the blot of a new brick building which houses a Deli and Cafe. The building is ugly and dull, but the landscaped gardens and view towards The Downs is stunning, and on a sunny day, like today, was worth facing away from the building for. And the food….oh the…