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 […]

The Mousetrap Theatre – La Fosse

The Mousetrap Theatre Mark Hartstone

Harts of Stur are proud to be sponsoring the Mousetrap theatre at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival for the third year running. We have a great line up of demonstrations including great chefs featuring delicious recipes, baking fun for the kids and professional masterclasses in wine-making, butchery and curing to name but a few. In the build […]

The Mousetrap Theatre – The Real Cure


This year the annual Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival takes place on 9th and 10th September. The Festival usually attracts visitors from far and wide to the event. There will be a wide variety of food and drink producers showing off their finest wares. In addition to food producers, there are also plenty of arts and […]

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 […]

Barbecue and Bank Holidays

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Our guest blogger Mark Hartstone from La Fosse at Cranborne in Dorset, shares some great barbecue recipes and tips. National Barbecue Week also runs from 30th May through to 5th June, so grab your tongs and fire up your barbecue. Talking barbecue summers and alfresco dining is usually the death of a warm dry sunny spell. Yet I think everyone […]

Tableware Buying Guide

Tableware Buying Guide

Choosing the right tableware for your kitchen or dining room is usually recognised as one of the ‘finishing touches’, turning the area into the focal point of your home. It can turn the mundane and functional item into a design statement, and can complement your kitchen or dining room design to finish off an area […]

How to Season Cookware and Bakeware

Cast Iron Skillet Pan

We frequently get asked about the importance of seasoning and how to season cookware and bakeware in the kitchen, including ‘How often do I season my pans’ and ‘How do I season my pans’. Seasoning your cast iron or hard anodised cookware and bakeware before first use is an important part of your cooking ritual. […]