Joe Wicks Quick & Even Cookware

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Following on from our previous Joe Wicks blog. Clare and Matt, our volunteers following the 90 day plan, test out the Joe Wicks Quick & Even Stainless Steel Cookware and discuss their progress. Clare’s Progress Nearing the end of Cycle 1, I have noticed a huge difference. Not only my body and how my clothes […]

3 Cool Summer Recipes

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Whilst we all may be enjoying this fantastic summer heatwave, we still need to stay cool and keep ourselves and our loved ones hydrated. There is no better way to stay hydrated and cool than with these scrumptious recipes. There is a fresh and delicious smoothie full of fruit which is also dairy free. Our […]

Barbecue Tips from Mark Hartstone

Mark Hartstone Barbecue Tips

It’s great to welcome back guest blogger Mark Hartstone from the award-winning La Fosse Restaurant in Cranborne. For once the British summer seems to be playing ball and delivering the perfect weather for getting outside and enjoying a barbecue and alfresco dining. Mark has been doing just that and shares his expert advice and tips […]

Val’s Cheese and Onion Pasties

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Val Stones first appeared on our screens on the Great British Bake Off in 2016, she recently returned in one of the two Bake Off Christmas Specials. Val loves to bake at home and spends almost everyday baking for friends and family and also raises lots of money for charity by baking delicious cakes and […]

Will you be taking part in Stir-Up Sunday?

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Will you be taking part in Stir-Up Sunday this weekend? It’s a tradition that stretches back to Victorian times. Entire families would congregate in the kitchen to mix up a Christmas pudding ahead of the big day. Stir-Up Sunday takes place on the Sunday before Advent. This year it will take place on Sunday 26th November. Origins […]

Val’s Cheese Scones

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The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival is this weeked, many of us will be tasting and buying cheese by the bagful! But what are you going to do with your freshly purchased cheese? Luckily Val Stones, contestant from The Great British Bake Off 2016 has provided us with this delicious Cheese Scones recipe. You can use your […]

Summer Fruit and Chocolate Tartlets

Thanks to the lovely people at Seasoned for sharing this delicious recipe for Summer Fruit and Chocolate Tartlets. Kitchen Craft’s Set of six 10cm Loose Base Tart Tins are ideal for this recipe. Makes 10x 10cm tartlets Ingredients For the pastry: 160g unsalted butter, softened 75g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 250g plain flour For […]

Celebrate British Pie Week with a Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

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British Pie Week is one of our favourite weeks here at Harts of Stur. To be fair we love pies at any time of year, but when a whole week is dedicated to them, it would be rude not to join in! The humble pie is an absolute British classic and, like other staples of […]

Chinese New Year – The Tradition

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Chinese New Year is one of China’s most celebrated dates throughout the year. This old Chinese tradition revolves around the Luna calendar and varies on date from year to year as it is shorter than a traditional solar calendar year. The true reason behind this origin is not known for certain although there are many […]

Burns Night Healthy Oriental Haggis Recipe

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What is Burns Night Burns night is a heartily celebrated occasion to honour the Bard (Poet) Robert Burns. Born in Scotland on January 25th 1759 he was also known as the ‘Bard of Ayrshire’. Burns night was originally celebrated on the anniversary of his death, July 21st 1796 by his close acquaintances, but was later moved […]